Stethos accepting student, faculty submissions

The submission deadline for the 12th issue of Stethos, the medical humanities journal of Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, has been extended to March 31.

Stethos provides a forum to showcase the diversity and creativity of Case Western Reserve University and Lerner College students, faculty, and colleagues through medicine-related submissions of short fiction, reflective writing, poetry, personal narrative, essays, artwork and photography.

The Stethos editorial team is also seeking pieces for a feature that speaks to the idea of endurance—especially reflecting on the kinds of principles and values that have endured over time and periods of change, given Cleveland Clinic’s 100th anniversary and the two-year mark of a global pandemic.  

View previous issues of Stethos online to see examples of pieces that were published in the past.

Submission Guidelines

Please send submissions using our online form.

  • Up to four submissions per author; please send each submission on a separate form
  • Prose should be less than 2,000 words, submitted in Microsoft Word
  • Poems should be less than 75 lines, submitted in Microsoft Word
  • Submit all photographs and artwork as .jpg files (we will contact you later for high-quality file format)
  • All photographs and artwork must include a caption
  • Please save the submission/illustration as the title (or abbreviated title) followed by the author's last name.
    • Ex.: For the article, "Generic" by Dr. Jones, save as follows: Generic_Jones.doc

 For questions or issues regarding submissions, please contact the editors at

Review process

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by a student-run editorial board consisting of co-editors and two editors-in-chief. The editorial board will review contributions for originality, style and content.

Patient consent/confidentiality

Our confidentiality policy is based on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Please refer to this document with regards to any questions about patient confidentiality. As a rule, authors/artists should protect the confidentiality of all individuals whose personal details may be revealed without their consent.

Contact Maleeha Ahmad,; Maeve Pascoe,; or any of the Stethos editors with questions.