The annual Medical Student Art Show, organized by the Arts in Medicine (AIM) interest group, is an event established for medical students of all years to express their creativity and artistic talents. The Art Show allows medical students to use visual arts to communicate their life experiences and the knowledge that they have gained during their medical school journey and beyond.
This year, the theme of the 2016 art show was ‘Discovery’ and its link to medicine. Discovery is experienced by the human life in various forms. Each individual engages in a journey of self-discovery every day as they try to identify and understand themselves. We often ask ourselves, “Who are we? What is our purpose in life? What defines us? What makes us unique?”
Discovery is also the cornerstone of medicine. Medicine is an ever-changing field and new discoveries are constantly being made through the development of better medications and higher standards of patient care. As medical students, we learn to engage in these new discoveries as we strive to provide a higher quality of care to our patients and embark on our path to becoming competent and well-rounded physicians.
Editors for the 2016 show were MD students Melissa Maltez, Tetyana Maniuk, Nikhat Nawar and Ai Li Wang.
Editors for the 2014 show, “Connections”, were MD students Bhavika Patel, Hannah Buhariwalla and Apoorva Bollu