Launched in 2018 by CIM’s Miller Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence to bring today’s doctors “closer to Osler” — with essays, articles and poetry that stimulate reflection about providing exceptional care to patients — the CLOSLER site has made its mark among clinicians the world over.
“The success of CLOSLER has exceeded my wildest expectations,” says Scott Wright, director of the Miller Coulson Academy. “We now have articles coming in from far and wide — from students, medical residents, faculty members, nurses, pharmacists and more. They share brilliant insights and moving stories about communicating more effectively with patients and providing truly humanistic care. And we have gained a huge following from around the globe.”
“We’ve been consistent in publishing a new piece every day, Monday through Friday. That’s a lot in five years!” adds managing editor Gretchen Miller.
“We now have articles coming in from far and wide — from students, medical residents, faculty members, nurses, pharmacists and more. They share brilliant insights and moving stories about communicating more effectively with patients and providing truly humanistic care.” – Scott Wright
Last year, in response to growing interest in the humanities in medicine, CLOSLER launched a new forum for “creative arts in medicine.” In one recent entry, a young doctor focused on countering burnout through music, offering a lamplit performance on a seven-stringed Indian classical musical instrument. In another, a medical student from Johns Hopkins shared her passion for pottery and discussed how it allows her to connect more deeply with her work.
Most recently, CLOSLER added a podcast to its mix: The Making of a Clinician, the brainchild of three premed students who are serving as CLOSLER interns, which has explored themes such as LGBTQ voices in medicine and White Coats for Black Lives.
“It’s really been a joy to see CLOSLER expand and evolve,” says Wright. “The site has made the Hopkins name synonymous with clinical excellence. CLOSLER is showing that this is where the ‘magic’ happens.”
To read more, visit: closler.org