A central aspect of Med Intima’s mission is to “celebrate the unique, intimate story of each individual.” More specifically, our editorial board hopes this can be a space for important conversation and discovery. To this end, we are featuring the voices and initiatives taking place at KUMC in pursuit of racial equality. Below, you will find educational resources, as well as short narratives highlighting how individuals and organizations are combatting systemic racism, sharing their stories, and improving medical education for Black students.
We hope that by engaging with this page of Med Intima, medical students will be better equipped to serve their communities as future physicians. Please note that this is far from a comprehensive list, and that we hope the resources and narratives we provide below can act as an introduction to a more open dialogue.
Our entire mission statement can be found at: https://medintima.com/about/
Continue reading “Solidarity with Black Lives Matter”
By Betsy Cha, M1, Class of 2023
Cygnus (3’x4′, Fluid acrylics)
Continue reading “Adventures in Acrylic Pouring”
J.R. Lott, M4, Class of 2020
What am I to do if the skies are gray?
If I paint them blue does that erase their nature?
What if the skies are meant to be gray?
Would I be wrong to hide their color?
Continue reading “Blue Skies”
Ben Harstine, M3, Class of 2021
I tried to change a patient,
instead they changed me.
I crashed into a brick wall, you see.
Continue reading “I Tried to Change a Patient”
By James Vargo, M.D., PGY6
I’ve never really considered myself to be an artist. I grew up enjoying pencil sketching and took some high school classes, but compared to the talent of the true creative and artistic minds around me, expression of my right brain felt forced. This hobby, like many, was pushed to the side by the ever expanding time commitment to medical school and residency.
Continue reading “Anatomically Correct”
Everyone has a story, and each story is unique, intimate, and powerful. Our Narrative series invites you to step inside someone else’s life by reading their story, as told in their own words. Readers, please come open-minded and ready to engage in one of the many stories that makes our community complete. The following is the narrative of Jack Ayres, a first-year medical student at KUMC. Continue reading “Jack Ayres, Class of 2023”