Medical Encounter is an academic journal that publishes works relating to communication in healthcare, including research, articles, narratives, poetry, book reviews and more. It is published quarterly and distributed to all AACH members.
Focus & Purpose
As a publication, we are particularly interested in ideas and works in progress as we strive to foster dialogues that promote the evolution of the field.
Medical Encounter exists to:
- Build community among AACH members by celebrating their creativity, diversity and energy.
- Provide a voice to AACH by reaching out to communities of patients and healthcare providers worldwide.
- Support the education and research missions of AACH by highlighting innovative work occurring both inside and outside of the Academy.
Publishing in Medical Encounter gives you the opportunity to get feedback and ideas from the most thoughtful minds in the medical world. Each issue reaches a community of patients, practitioners, educators, researchers and leaders with a common interest in promoting respect and understanding between patients and healthcare providers.
We welcome articles, stories, poems and other literary works about relationships in medicine. Many of our authors go on to submit to peer-reviewed journals.
Medical Encounter is provided as a benefit of membership in the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare. Join now to begin receiving your subscription.
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