in-House Theme Issues

in-House, the peer-reviewed online publication for residents and fellows, publishes special theme issues on social medicine, mental health, the arts, and more.

Please send your submissions, or any questions, to the editors-in-chief at

Social Medicine: February 2018

Social medicine: the study of the complex interplay of social, genetic and environmental factors and their collective impacts on health, disease and the practice of medicine. We dedicate our February theme issue of in-House to exploring health disparities, social justice, and the social determinants of health in modern medicine.

Read the articles from our February 2017 Social Medicine theme issue.

s/p The Match — One Year Later: March 2018

This March, interns will be one year status-post The Match. As the PGY-2 year fast approaches, we seek reflections from interns on the transition from medical school to post-grad life, expectations of intern year versus the reality of intern year, and on the trials and tribulations of your first year as a practicing physician. Whether it be advice for the incoming class of interns, or meaningful patient stories that shaped your year, or your tips for personal wellness, or snippets from your personal notes or journals, we seek all reflections on the formative first year of being in-house.

Read the articles from our March 2017 s/p The Match — One Year Later theme issue.

Arts in Medicine: April 2018

April is National Poetry Month, so we dedicate our April theme issue of in-House to the arts. Simply, we seek resident- or fellow-produced art in any medium, including but not limited to traditional media, music, photography, poetry, prose, film, dance, or any other form of artistic expression.

Read the articles from our April 2017 Arts in Medicine theme issue.

Mental Health: May 2018

Burnout. Resiliency training. Mindfulness. These are buzzwords that are ubiquitous in the training of housestaff, a response to distressing stories of resident suicide in recent years. In honor of Mental Health Month, we dedicate our May theme issue of in-House to the mental health of physicians-in-training.

The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2018.

Read the articles from our May 2017 Mental Health theme issue.

Women in Medicine: September 2018
in partnership with the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA)

In partnership with the American Medical Women’s Association, we dedicate our September theme issue of in-House to the unique perspectives that women in medicine bring to advancing the profession and improving the health of our communities. We strive for a better understanding of the continued challenges faced by women in medicine and strategies for lasting solutions.

The deadline for submissions is September 1, 2018.

Read the articles from our September 2017 Women in Medicine theme issue.

Complications: October 2018

Complications are an issue that every physician has witnessed and experienced. None of us are immune to seeing how complications affect our patients and ourselves, emotionally, mentally and physically. Our October theme issue of in-House is dedicated to exploring mistakes, errors and complications, and how they affect the future of medicine.

The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2018.

Read the articles from our October 2017 Complications theme issue.

Military Medicine: November 2018

In honor of Veterans Day, we dedicate the November theme issue of in-House to our service members and veterans, and we seek perspectives on the unique challenges of providing health care to those who have been called to serve our country.

The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2018.

Read the articles from our November 2017 Military Medicine theme issue.