Creating Doctors: Graphic Novels as a Method of Reflection in Medical Education
Through writing a graphic novel about medical school I am attempting to provide an illustration of "how we train doctors". I am documenting the transition from being a person "outside" the healthcare system, to becoming an inexorable component of that same system, with the hope of bridging some of the gaps between patients and doctors, and enabling some mutual understanding. Through this I also reflect on a number of ethical issues that have arisen during my medical school training, and will touch on how this practice of reflection is integral to becoming an effective physician.
Janet Lee-Evoy is a third-year medical student at the University of Western Ontario with an interest in family medicine and psychiatry. She documents and reflects on her experiences through journaling, and writing and illustrating comics. In addition to writing, she also advocates for literacy promotion in health care settings.