Pulitizer Prize-winning writer Mike Vitez on why doctors should be storytellers
Mentioned in this episode:
After leap breaks body, a miracle renews spirit - The Philadelphia Inquirer
A winner, home to heal: Recovering from fall, he says depression didn't defeat him - The Philadelphia Inquirer
How to Tell a Mother Her Child Is Dead by Naomi Rosenberg - The New York Times
Mike's books, including Great Americans: Stories of Resilience and Joy in Everyday Life
Journalist, author and Pulitzer Prize winner Mike Vitez spent more than three decades at the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he learned how to find and craft a great story.
That experience makes him perfect for his new role as Director of Narrative Medicine at Temple University's Lewis Katz School of Medicine. This job involves working with medical students and doctors at every level to help them find and tell their own stories. He also finds and writes stories for Temple on his own.
Andy and Emily visited Mike at Temple to uncover some of his all-time favorite stories, unpack what makes a good story, and learn what Mike hopes to accomplish in the classroom and within Temple's halls.