The AAMC is collecting stories, reflections, and poetry, both oral and written, from health care professionals relating to their experiences during these uncertain times. By chronicling these, we aim to honor our community, provide outlets for creative and expressive thought, and continue to integrate the humanities and the arts in medicine.

There are multiple ways to engage with this initiative. Learn more about FRAHME initiative.

The published works are presented in several, curated collections:

Stories & Poems

For the last year, AAMC has been collecting original 55-word stories and poems (with or without images) that capture health care professionals’ and trainees’ experiences during these unprecedented times.


AAMC has partnered with StoryCorps Connect, a platform that enables anyone to record an interview using video conference technology, to offer guided interviews for health care professionals and trainees to reflect on these unprecedented times. Each interview will be preserved at the Library of Congress.

The Good Listening Project

The Good Listening Project partnered to help AAMC offer constituents a listening poet experience. The Good Listening Project conducts a call with a health professional or trainee and subsequently transforms the conversation into a work of original poetry. Over 200 poems to date have been created through this experience.

This project is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. Any view, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in publications and related programming or products do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit