Tag: art in medicine

Alina Siddiqui Alina Siddiqui (2 Posts)

Former Editor-in-Chief (2021-2022)

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Alina is a fourth-year medical student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. In 2018, she graduated from Barnard College with a Bachelor of Arts in neuroscience & behavior. She enjoys poetry and drinking chai in her free time.

Our Visual Art Gallery

We put out this call for visual artwork several months ago, to gauge our communities’ interest and willingness to embrace a new medium of expression on our website. We asked artists to submit with their work an artist’s statement to reflect on what prompted their creating their work and how their art reflects on their experiences in medicine.

Artwork for submission

Open Heart (2022)

This work is about vulnerability and the feeling of being vulnerable. There is a special exposure to vulnerability for everyone who is taking part in healthcare systems, be it of course as a patient who potentially suffers restrictions in their physical and/or psychic integrity trough illness or also the caregivers who are under pressure to be attentive, know the right things, act and speak properly all the time.

Woman (2022)

This piece was created during Inktober 2021 for the prompt “Disgusting.” I believe that beauty can be found in even the most unexpected places, which is why I decided to contrast the beauty of the feminine form with organs spewing out of her body.

Breathe (2022)

I wanted to create this piece as a reminder to myself and all medical students: to take a breath, to breathe. Oftentimes we forget to find beauty in everyday life, since we are all so involved in our  bustling workdays. We forget to take a pause during the day, to inhale and exhale with intention.

Oxytocin (2022)

I created this piece for a friend who wanted to gift it to their friend. I find that art is able to connect people from all cultures and backgrounds, which is why I love creating my pieces and gifting them. We don’t often times need words to convey art, which is why I enjoy visual pieces as I myself am not great with words.

From Womb to Tomb (2022)

I created this piece as a donation to Female Tales Untold, a student-led event which raises money for SafeHouse Denver, an organization which serves women experiencing domestic violence in the Denver metropolitan area. This event is led my students from Rocky Vista University, the medical school I attend.

Balance (2022)

This ekphrastic work begins with the creation of the poem. I drew inspiration from not only my standardized patient interactions but also my own perspective in life. It is often easy to go into a patient interaction with the perspective of “something is wrong with the patient.”

Tess Cersonsky (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Warren Alpert Medical School

Tess is a third year medical student at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, RI, class of 2023. In 2017, she graduated from Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science with a Bachelor of Science in biomedical engineering and music. She enjoys singing, baking, and playing with puppies in her free time. After graduating medical school, Tess would like to pursue a career in Obstetrics and Gynecology with a focus on Maternal Fetal Medicine.