At SoMeDocs (“Doctors on Social Media”), we celebrate the individual doctor from within the large healthcare system of today. We’re growing a community of bright, talented, and entrepreneurially-motivated community that wants to make more impact and connect more quickly with the world.
Nathan Carlin, an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), is Professor in the McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Dr. Carlin holds the Samuel Karff Chair. He was also elected as the Chair of the Faculty Senate of McGovern Medical School for 2018-2019.
Dr. Carlin directs the Medical Humanities Scholarly Concentration for medical students and he co-directs the Clinical Humanities Certificate Program for dental students. At McGovern Medical School, he holds appointments in the Department of Family Medicine and the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Carlin also has an appointment at the Institute for Spirituality and Health.
Dr. Carlin has published over 100 articles, chapters, book reviews, and commentaries. Additionally, he has published 7 books, one of which is a co-edited volume. These include: Living in Limbo: Life in the Midst of Uncertainty; 100 Years of Happiness: Insights and Findings from the Experts; Religious Mourning: Reversals and Restorations in Psychological Portraits of Religious Leaders; Medical Humanities: An Introduction; The Gift of Sublimation: A Psychoanalytic Study of Multiple Masculinities; Pastoral Aesthetics: A Theological Perspective on Principlist Bioethics; and Teaching Health Humanities.
Currently, Dr. Carlin is working on three books. Two of these are edited volumes focused on contemporary physician-authors; the other is a monograph (under contract with Oxford University Press) on medicine and secularization.
A lot of magic – time, energy, effort – goes on behind the scenes in order to create a project of this nature. Here are the humans behind this project. Contact SoMeDocs anytime to infuse magic into your own work.
Shem (our host’s title of preference) is a novelist, playwright and activist. Education: Harvard, Phi Beta Kappa; Rhodes Scholar at Oxford Ph.D.; Harvard MedicalSchool, M.D. with honors. He is Professor of Medicine in Medical Humanities at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. In 2020 he published his new novel, Man’s 4th Best Hospital, sequel to The House of God, which has sold 3 million copies. More at samshem.com and www.mans4thbesthospital.com.
Dr. Dana Corriel is a board-certified internist who has taken a drastic pivot from seeing patients in the office to more creative entrepreneurial ventures. She founded SoMeDocs in an effort to empower physicians to use the online in order to innovate and therefore fuel positive change in healthcare. Dr. Corriel now regularly consults with individuals and companies, produces series, and markets thought leaders. You can check out a sprinkling of her creations in her self-named online portfolio, drcorriel.com.
More conversations are taking place, with medical literature icon Samuel Shem of “The House of God” fame at their helm. This time, Shem brings the guests, but continues to search for answers on how to put the human back into healthcare.
Shem and I linked up in late 2020, in the midst of a pandemic. We were connected through a mutual contact, in that magical way social media has for bringing people together who would not have otherwise met. We instantaneously clicked, unified by the healthcare field we had dabbled in and our love of the arts. Yada, yada, yada, several vent sessions later, we had ourselves a plan. We would join forces on the project, and use each of our talents to spread the word.
That’s how Conversations with Shem was born.
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SoMeDocs is now hosting lectures and bringing them right into your laptop or mobile device. Join us live to watch the footage for free & even interact via a Q&A that follows.
“Why should I become a member of SoMeDocs if I already have my own space online?”