Summer Visual Arts Contest: 200 Dollar Prize

We are pleased to announce our spring visual arts contest (July 1st-September 30th) . The winner will receive a $200 Amazon gift card. The 1st and 2nd runners up will have their poems published on for 6months and receive commentary from the contest judges.

I’m a Journalist. Apparently, I’m Also One of America’s “Top Doctors.”

Companies cash in by calling physicians “Super Doctor,” “Best Doctor” or “Top Doctor” and then selling them opportunities to boast about the honor. Experts call the accolades a “scam.” Giving me one highlights the absurdity.

This story was written by Marshall Allen.

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Claire Unis MD MFA is a pediatrician and author of a memoir about drawing on diverse experiences in the process of becoming a doctor, titled Balance, Pedal, Breathe: A Journey through Medical School. She facilitates writing workshops, narrative medicine sessions, and discussions of literature for her medical group in northern California. Her writing has appeared in Intima, East Iowa Review, Awakenings Review, and The Examined Life. Find her at, or on social media, @literaryartinmedicine.

Call The Doctor

Mary E. Cronin, the granddaughter of a nurse, lives on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, where she is an elementary school Literacy Coach. Her poems have been published in The New York Times, Rise Up Review, and Passager. She can be reached at


Elena Bryce MD is an OBGYN in Rockville, Maryland. She is also the mom of two high needs kids, one of whom has a rare genetic disorder.

Birthday Gratitude

Christopher Papp MD is an ophthalmologist. He’s a soccer enthusiast, proud father and founder of The Comprehensive Vision Center in South Lyon, Michigan.

Miscarriage at 12 Weeks

Christopher Dasaro is a third-year medical student at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. He holds a BS in Neuroscience from Muhlenberg College. This poem first appeared in Intima.