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In the Life of This Wisconsin Doctor

We encourage our chapter members to submit a 500-1500 word narrative about their life or experience, particularly regarding the practice of medicine. The Women’s Committee will be reviewing the submitted articles, and the selected pieces will be shared with the membership through communications from the Governor and through a link on our chapter website to the showcase the collection.

Please see below for the submission details:

The ACP Wisconsin Chapter recognizes the value of sharing struggles, triumphs, and everyday life as a way to foster a sense of meaning in medical practice and remind us of the reasons we chose Internal Medicine and continue in this profession. To that end, we invite you to submit a written account of a part of your experience as a doctor or other meaningful event. Submissions will be reviewed by designated members of the ACP Wisconsin Chapter for appropriateness and interest to other doctors, revisions will be suggested to the author if needed, and, if appropriate, final pieces will be published in a future Governor's Newsletter or Badger Beat (abbreviated electronic newsletter) and on the ACP-WI Chapter website (open to public) and social media platforms (open to public).

Criteria for Submissions

  • Submissions are accepted from any ACP-WI Chapter member at any level of training. 
  • Any narrative about the member's life or experiences will be considered; narratives particularly regarding the practice of medicine, medical training, or patient interactions are particularly desired.
  • Suggested length is 500-1500 words.  Submissions outside this length will be reviewed and may be approved on a case-by-case basis. 
  • We will also consider other submissions related to the practice of medicine, such as poetry or artwork, on a case-by-case basis.
  • Any patient identities should be masked; we will follow these recommendations from Annals on how to do that: https://annals.org/aim/pages/authorsinfoonbeingadoctor.


Please email Delaney Mielke (delaney@svinicki.com) with submissions and a cover letter addressing the patient identifiers as above.

Caring for the Holocaust Survivors by Sophie Kramer, MD