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Every month More Voices invites readers to contribute short nonfiction prose pieces of 40 to 400 words on a healthcare theme.



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Reflections as Pulse Turns 10


Ten years--wow. Congratulations, Pulse. I wish that I'd discovered you sooner. It wasn't until 2015, while I was taking an online writing course, that my instructor recommended I visit this "free online journal dedicated to health-care stories." On first impression, Pulse looked like a mostly physician publication. Au contraire, I was very pleased to learn that you're inclusive rather than exclusive--and, a rare find, interdisciplinary to the point of inviting patients to send in their stories.  

Beyond Reading: Pulse as a Pedagogical Tool

I have been connected to Pulse as a weekly reader and avid supporter since its inception ten years ago. In addition, as a medical educator, I consider Pulse to be a toolbox of pedagogical resources to help learners understand how stories, poems and visuals are additive to their education across the continuum of medical school, residency and continuing medical education.

Pulse on the College Campus

I am a faculty member and a pre-health advisor at a small, liberal arts college. I work with students interested in a variety of health professions. 

Because my training has all been focused on scientific pursuits, I have no direct experience as a clinician.

May the Beat Go On

My pulse beats, reminding me to live each minute of my life with enthusiasm and strength.My pulse beats, reminding me that with each passing minute I move one step closer to mortality. My pulse beats, reminding me to take nothing--and no one--for granted.