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 aptly 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 on a rolling basis through January 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 Dr. Gauri Pawar and Dr. Eric Seachrist. For any questions, please email WVUSynapses@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter @WVUSynapses. For more information or to submit a piece to the magazine, please see the literary magazine's website.