WVU Medical Humanities Magazine seeks submissions

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Do you enjoy writing poetry, drawing, or photography? Or do you have other artistic hobbies, such as jewelry-making, sculpture, pottery, or wood-working? The West Virginia University Department of Neurology would like to showcase your talents in a new art and literary magazine called "Synapses."

The magazine is named "Synapses" as a reference to the connections between neurons, just as the goal of the magazine is to promote connections between patients and their medical providers. This project invites medical students, residents, faculty, nurses, clinical associates, technicians, patients, and family members of patients to participate. There is no specific theme but the artwork should be inspired by the interaction between the patient and provider.

Submissions are accepted through Jan. 15, 2020. Everyone published in the magazine will be invited to a special reception at WVU in June 2020, where the magazine will be distributed and the works inside will be celebrated.

This project is part of the ACGME Back to Bedside Initiative. The team is led by residents Jessica Frey, Faraze Niazi, and Camila Moreno-Escobar and mentored by faculty Gauri Pawar, MD, and Eric Seachrist, MD.

For more information or to submit a piece to the magazine, please see the literary magazine's website.

Questions? Send email to WVUSynapses@gmail.com; Twitter, @WVUSynapses.