Call for Submissions

Woman-to-Woman Medicine: shared stories of mentorship among women physicians and students

* * *This project is meant to highlight the significance other women have on our journey in medicine through shared narrative.* * *

We ask current woman attendings, resident physicians, or medical students to:

Part I:

  • Submit a work of nonfiction prose or poetry considering the prompt outlined at the bottom of the page.
    • 1000 words or less
    • We encourage you to also include a photograph, drawing, or image of artwork you have created that coincides with the sentiment of your piece (in PNG or JPEG).

Part II (Optional):

  • Submit the name and contact email of 1-2 woman physicians that have had a significant impact on your path in medicine, with 1-3 sentences explaining their influence.
    • We will contact these physicians with a request for a submission of their own, following the same criteria, to be placed next to yours. The selected physician will be told you named her as a significant influence in your medical journey.
    • Alternatively, we encourage you to reach out to the physician and include each other in the process of writing and submitting.


Write about your experience being a woman in medicine, and consider what roles other women in medicine have played in your professional and personal experience.

The prompt is intentionally broad. Some topics to consider include, but are not limited to:

  • Specific patient encounters (HIPPA compliant)
  • Experiences in training
  • What motivates/motivated you to pursue medicine
  • Obstacles you’ve faced and how you’ve dealt with them
  • Community and support
  • Mentorship
  • Wellness and resilience

Send all submissions and questions to:

Include in your subject line: NARRATIVE SUBMISSION – NAME

With your submission, please include the following information:

Full Name (or anonymous)

Medical school or residency program

Graduation year


Phone number

This is an opportunity to strengthen relationships between students and physicians, explore formal or informal mentorship experiences, and contribute to a professional community of support with other accomplished women. By submitting your piece you are agreeing to potential publication, however you may do so anonymously if you prefer.