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AMA J Ethics. 2018 Feb 1;20(1):141-147. doi: 10.1001/journalofethics.2018.20.2.ecas2-1802.

Go Home, Med Student: Comics as Visual Media for Students' Traumatic Medical Education Experiences.

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A general pediatrician practicing in York, Pennsylvania.


A comic created by a medical student allows the reader to share the student's own unique perception of the medical education experience. Through the process of comic creation, medical students have opportunities to gain insight into how their relationships with patients and supervising physicians have shaped the physician they will become. The comic itself can be a safe space for expression and provides an opportunity for students and educators to share experiences.

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