In 2010, Pediatrician and Photographer John Moses and I launched a documentary mentorship for Duke physician residents nearing the end of their training. Residents are given the skills, equipment, mentoring and time to explore a medical issue, question or story using documentary methods. We offer mentoring in audio, photography, web and writing. At the conclusion of the mentorship, residents share their work with colleagues and medical students.
We’ve now worked with over thirty residents and fellows. The work has been featured in exhibits, local and national conferences, press and at events, and will be shared in several academic articles in the coming year.