Publication: Healthcare Design
Publication Date: October 11, 2013
The hybrid medical professional—physician-writer, physician-researcher, physician-educator, and the physician-editor—is often mentioned in literature and popular press. As a self-labeled “dochitect,” I propose a new hybrid model, the physician-architect, with the intent of bridging the gap between architecture and medicine through the field of healthcare design.
An architect now working as a resident physician, I maintain two notebooks in my white coat pocket: one for medical facts, a common finding amongst trainees, and the other for design notes and sketches.