Profile of Julie Phillips, MD, MPH: Family physician, medical educator, researcher, poet.

Abstract

Dr. Julie Phillips, an Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, has contributed several poems to Families, Systems, and Health over the last 2 years. This month's issue features her fourth poem in this journal, titled "Autumn Chores" (Phillips, 2015). We were interested in learning more about Julie's creative writing, why she writes poetry, how she balances writing and a demanding academic medical career, and what she hopes her poems might contribute to clinical practice and medical education. Colleen Fogarty interviewed her to find out the answers in this article. Julie's poems are indeed, as she says, carved from small moments in time, but they have a disproportionately large emotional impact. Her poems tackle issues such as the tension between medical and parental authority; professional boundaries; worklife balance; the still-gaping holes in our health care system; and what it means to care for others. To read her work, please search the journal index. (PsycINFO Database Record

DOI: 10.1037/fsh0000171

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@article{Fogarty2015ProfileOJ, title={Profile of Julie Phillips, MD, MPH: Family physician, medical educator, researcher, poet.}, author={Colleen T Fogarty and Johanna F Shapiro}, journal={Families, systems & health : the journal of collaborative family healthcare}, year={2015}, volume={33 4}, pages={413-4} }