McConnell_Web OSU General Internal Medicine at Lewis Center
6515 Pullman Dr.
Lewis Center, OH 43035-7380

Dr. Erin McConnell is currently pursuing her Masters in Medical Humanities and has a strong research interest in this topic and also medical education. Dr. McConnell specializes in preventative care and encourages patients to learn about their care. Dr. McConnell is actively involved in current research for OSU’s College of Medicine Advanced Competency titled “From the Page to the Bedside” regarding protective effects for empathy and against burnout in medical students over the four-year course of study. In addition, she is a member of the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Council at Ohio State.

Education and Training

  • Master of Arts in Medical Humanities, The Ohio State University
  • Medical Resident: Internal Medicine, Pediatric Residency - Wright State University
  • MD: Doctor of Medicine - Wright State University

Selected Abstracts and Publications

Humanities Medicine: Literature Coursework Reduces Burnout in a Two-Year Clinical Study of Medical School Students – current.

McConnell, E.; “CDO.” Awakenings.  2021 Volume 9, Number 1, p 45-46.

McConnell, E.; “A rhetoric of depression.” 2021 Awakenings.  Volume 9, Number 1, p 45.

McConnell, E.; “Caring for Annie.” 2021 Awakenings. Volume 9, Number 1, p 47.

McConnell, E.; “The After.” Harmony.  2021 Volume 18, p 73.

McConnell, E.; “Barren 2.0.” Ars Medica  11.3.2020.

McConnell, E.; “Broken Hands.”  HEAL Florida State University COM, Vol 11.,2020. 

McConnell, E.; “I’m Not a Doctor But…” Ether Arts.  Spring 2020.

McConnell, E.; “Runner Heal Thyself.” JAMA, September 25, 2018.

McConnell, E. “Anna Katharina Schaffner: “Exhaustion: A History.” Comparative Literature Studies, Vol 55, No 22, 2018.

Desai, D. and McConnell, E. “Wright State: Program Interrupted.” The Perspective published by National Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Association, Vol. 11, No. 3, Spring 2010.

McConnell, E.; “Red Snappers.” Appears in Emerging Infectious Disease, October 2009 issue.

McConnell, E.; Jaballas, E; Stolfi, A; Clasen, “ICM I Educational Model in Teaching Pediatric Physical Exam in Community Setting” Teaching and Learning in Medicine, Vol 22, No 3, 187-190, 2007.

McConnell, E. “Pool Days.” The New Physician, Volume 54, Number 5, July-August 2005.


Pediatric Academic Societies, Society for Pediatric Research and Asian Society, Honolulu, Hawaii, May 2-6, 2008. Publication #4484.2. Session: Medical Education. ICM I Educational Model in Teaching Pediatric Physical Exam in Community Setting.

International Conference on Narrative, Oral Panel Presentation:  “Time / Chronology:  The Functions of (Medical) Anachronisms in Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad” June 30, 2022, Chichester, England

International Conference on Narrative, Panel Presentation: Teaching Medical Narratives in Multiple Contexts.  April 18-22, 2018.  Montreal, Quebec, Canada 

International Conference on Narrative, Panel Presentation: How Discussing Literature Leads to a Richer Medical Education.  March 3-5, 2015.  Chicago, IL.