Arts & Humanities


Option 1: Propose and implement a project that uses an artistic medium to either address a healthcare need or enhance our knowledge base in healthcare or medical education.

Option 2: Create a portfolio of an appropriate number of literary or artistic works pertaining to medicine to submit to a peer-reviewed medical humanities publication.

  • The student should have some background in creating the work being undertaken.  A student without any painting experience should not try to create a portfolio of medical paintings.
  • All final works should be submitted to one or more nationally recognized, medically relevant arts or literary journals.
  • Literature review (from medical literature) should be conducted.
  • Student must submit at least three pieces (written or visual) to Connective Tissue Visual Arts & Literature Journal. Pieces may be submitted for separate submission cycles or in a single cycle.
  • Student should volunteer or serve on a committee for at least one arts & humanities campus group or event (e.g. Night of the Arts, Music/Art & Medicine, Music for Healing, Connective Tissue, etc).

Capstone Report

Option 1: will include data and analysis of the impact in healthcare or medical education

Option 2: will include a description of the process taken for the creation of the portfolio (methods)

The final draft will be evaluated by a panel that will judge it on the following criteria:

  • depth of thought
  • aesthetic quality of creative work
  • fitness of medium to ideas, and demonstration of fluency in the medium of choice
  • tangibility of a distinct voice/perspective
  • development of serious ideas in medicine or medical education through artistic medium