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BERST Academy: Graphic Medicine

Baystate Education Research and Scholarship of Teaching Academy

BERST Rounds: Graphic Medicine

Special Interest Group

Based on interest in the Graphic Medicine Rounds event and the library's collection, we have decided to form BERST's first Special Interest Group on this topic.

Even if you are new to this topic and perhaps could not attend Graphic Medicine Rounds, we'd love to have you join us if you are interested in developing educational sessions, resources, or research that utilize Graphic Medicine. 


  • If you are interested, email 
  • We will  try to meet every 6 weeks or so over Spring 2021
  • At meetings, we will identify ways to use Graphic Medicine and team up where possible

This opportunity is open to all Baystate Employees, however non-BERST members will have to commit to applying to BERST by 2022 in order to participate in the Special Interest Group. 



About BERST Rounds Graphic Medicine

In this past BERST Rounds we used accessible and visually striking stories of illness and health that offer a different perspective on healthcare and the experiences of providers, patients, and caregivers.  Please contact Angela Sweeney or Bridget Gunn for more information about the use of Graphic Medicine as a teaching tool.

Materials from Graphic Medicine Rounds

Past Graphic Medicine Keynote Speaker

Hilary Price to Graphic Medicine Rounds Keynote Speaker

About Hilary Price

Hilary Price is a cartoonist, speaker and educator. She has been writing and drawing Rhymes With Orange, her award-winning daily newspaper comic strip, since 1995.  At the age of 25, she was the youngest woman ever to have a syndicated strip. It appears in newspapers internationally, and has also appeared in Parade Magazine, People, and Glamour.  She has cartoons in the collections of The Library of Congress, The Billy Ireland Cartoon Art Museum at The Ohio State University, and The San Francisco Cartoon Art Museum.   She now collaborates on Rhymes With Orange with Canadian cartoonist Rina Piccolo. Hilary teaches single panel cartooning at The Center For Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, VT.  She tells stories for The Moth and on NPR. When not at her desk, Hilary walks her overly large dog and spoils her hoodlum cat. She lives in western Massachusetts.

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