Connective Tissue

About the Journal

Since 2008, Connective Tissue has played an important role in cultivating arts and humanities at the UT Health San Antonio. Complimentary copies of the current issue are available in the Charles E. Cheever Jr. Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics, located on the 4th floor of the Briscoe Library, room 4.042.

Special thanks to the Charles E. Cheever Jr. Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics and the many donors who make this student-led publication possible.

Actively Seeking Submissions for Publication:

Deadline: January 14, 2023 by 11:59 PM CST

Submit your original poems, prose, art or photography to be considered for publication at: Connective Tissue Submission Google Form

Submission Categories

  • Literature
    • prose, poetry, essays, interviews, memoirs, narratives, short stories
  • 55-Word Story
    • must be exactly 55 words, may be fiction or non-fiction
  • Visual Art
    • painting, illustration, sculpture, mixed media
  • Photography

General Rules

  • Submissions are welcome from students, faculty, staff, patients, volunteers, and associates
  • Work must be your own and not previously published
  • We encourage submitting pieces related to healthcare, but this is not a prerequisite
  • Visual art should be submitted for review in digital format
  • Written work must be fewer than 2,000 words, and exactly 55 words for the 55-Word Story category
  • Multiple submissions are welcome, with up to three submissions per person (in any category)

Join the 2024 Selection Judging Panel

The Connective Tissue (CT) Literature & Visual Arts Journal is seeking student volunteers for the 2023-24 selection judging panel. Those interested can apply here. Students from all UT Health San Antonio schools are encouraged to volunteer. This is a great opportunity to add a more creative component to your medical studies.

Selection panel members review all de-identified submissions in literature and/or visual art categories and submits rank-ordered list to editorial staff. The review/ranking process is done electronically on an individual basis and will take place in mid to late January 2024. You will not be required to attend any group meetings in this role but are encouraged to attend the launch party in April 2024. All selection panel members are recognized in the annual publication. There is currently no limit to the number of selection panel members, requests to participate will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Connective Tissue 2023-2024 Editorial Staff

  • Becky Wang (Co-Editor-in-Chief)
  • Michaela Lee (Co-Editor-in-Chief)


Faculty Advisors

  • Rachel Pearson, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Kristy Kosub, M.D.

Past Issue Archives

2023 | Volume 162022 | Volume 152021 | Volume 142020 | Volume 13
2019 | Volume 122018 | Volume 112017 | Volume 102016 | Volume 9
2015 | Volume 82014 | Volume 72013 | Volume 62012 | Volume 5
2011 | Volume 42010 | Volume 32009 | Volume 22008 | Volume 1