Frank Clark, MD joins After Hours to discuss his passion for writing poetry, the love of which began in his college days, when he wrestled with completing his studies. Poetry became a vehicle for healing, thinking, and sorting through his struggles. It enabled him to come out the other side as he wrote throughout medical school, residency, internship, and finally as a psychiatrist. Now he uses his training to help patients through their travails, and he expresses himself through poetry, writing about social issues and topics that are meaningful to him.
Dr. Clark is clinical assistant professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Greenville and medical director & division chief for Adult Inpatient and Consult-Liaison Services for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Prisma Health-Upstate. He currently serves on the American Psychiatric Association Task Force to Address Structural Racism Throughout Psychiatry.