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Geoffrey Kaump

Geoffrey Kaump

Geoffrey Kaump was a first-year medical student at Georgetown University School of Medicine when he wrote this story for his class in narrative medicine being taught by Margaret Cary, MD, MPH. While in medical school, he became manager of the William Carlos Williams Society at Georgetown School of Medicine, a humanities group focusing on writing and literature. Through the WCW Society, he helped provided a creative outlet for his fellow medical students.

He trained in Emergency Medicine at Drexel University - Hahnemann University Hospital between 2015 and 2018. He is now an emergency medicine physician in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area.

Geoffrey has been a writer and musician since high school and hopes to keep up with the arts throughout his medical career.


The Blues Taught Me to Really Listen to My Patients

A dying blues man helped a med student learn to really listen. He learned that his patients are so much more than they first appear.