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Humanities in Medicine (HiM)

This guide gives information about the library-sponsored Humanities in Medicine committee, including, but not limited to: membership, activities, and sponsored events.

Humanities in Medicine Events

The Humanities in Medicine Committee sponsors events and programs throughout the year in order to demonstrate the value and importance of the humanities in healthcare.

Gerald F. Berlin Creative Writing Award

The Gerald F. Berlin Creative Writing Award is given for creative writing, prose or poetry, written by UMass Medical students, residents, fellows, graduate students, and nursing students in programs based at UMass Medical School, Berkshire Medical Center, or Worcester Medical Center/St. Vincent's.  

The annual award was established in 2005 and continues to be supported by Richard Berlin, MD who is a poet and psychiatrist in private practice in Lenox, MA, and an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School's Berkshire campus in Pittsfield. For additional information about the Berlin Awards and to read previous winning submissions visit Dr. Berlin's website at

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