Upcoming Summer Events With Medicine and the Arts

  • June 13, 2018: Hospital Poets with Scott Woods
    • Location: Wallace Auditorium, University Hospitals East
  • July 18, 2018: Mindful Movement with Maryanna Klatt
    • Location: Women of Spirit Park
  • July 21, 2018: Annual Car Show
    • Location: Stephanie Spielman CCC parking lot
  • August 2018: Educators with Heart
    • Location: TBA
  • August 30, 2018: Last Lecture with Charles Hitchcock, MD
    • Location: Ross Auditorium, Ross Heart Hospital

Humanism in Medicine on WOSU Public Radio!

On May 2 at 11:40 AM, Dr. Linda Stone and Maureen McGovern, Multi-Grammy nominee, Broadway and Recording artist (and guest speaker at our 2018 Honors Gala) will be guests on All Sides with Ann Fisher, a live, public affairs talk show on WOSU public radio! The show includes listener comments and questions via telephone, email, Facebook and Twitter.

You can now listen to the show here! Humanism in Medicine’s discussion begins at 34:15 in the clip.

How To Make The Most Of Your Summer, Kaleigh O’Keefe

Why you should consider adding a class or two to your summer schedule.

I came to Ohio State as a freshman with absolutely no college credits. Zero. None.

Many of my friends had taken courses at a local college throughout high school or had received credits from scoring well on their AP tests. I graduated high school in three years and while this may seem exciting, I felt behind when I started out as an undergraduate. I had taken IB courses (similar to AP), but because I graduated a year early, I did not take the IB tests to get college credit.

My solution: summer courses.

Of course, even those who were not “behind” like I was can and should take a class or two in the summer. In fact, I highly recommend it. Here’s why:

Check out Kaleigh’s full blog post here!

Humanism in Medicine Student News

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Tomorrow (3/27) we will be hosting music therapists to learn about what they do and how they do it and why it is therapeutic! It will be in Campbell Hall 309 at 6:30 pm.


  • April 3rd – The Chief Medical Officer of Ohio Health is coming! We will be hosting Dr. Vanderhoff to hear about his career path and all of the responsibilities and rewards that come with being the Chief Medical Officer. This will be held in Meiling Hall at 6:30 to accomodate a larger crowd!


  • Nominations have closed for awards! These will be announced in the coming weeks!


  • Homework Help: This opportunity is to tutor young students off campus every Monday-Wednesday 3:30- 5:30 pm. No need to go every day but we would love to have a consistent volunteers representing HiM. There will be carpooling since it is off-campus. Please sign up HERE!
  • My Family Pantry: This is a great opportunity to work with the community and get service hours! You can sign up HERE!


  • Our blog is officially up! Check it out here! Ameer just posted a new article so make sure you check it out!

Member of the Week: Veronica Olaker!

  • Vern is a freshman who is majoring in neuroscience. She loves listening to music and her favorite snack is popcorn! Vern did an amazing job raising money and organizing a Buckeyethon team for HiM so thank you for all that you do!!



Women of Country Music (4/4/18)

In addition to being the former CEO of the OSU Wexner Medical Center and a professor of obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Steve Gabbe is well known for his knowledge of music of all kinds. As dean of the Vanderbilt School of Medicine in Nashville, Music City, USA, Dr. Gabbe attended performances by many of his favorite singers, the women of country music. Today, Dr. Gabbe will be sharing his love of country music with us. Please join us for this very special Medicine and the Arts event.

The Medicine and the Arts season is made possible through support from the OSU College of Medicine, the OSU College of Medicine Alumni Society, the Wexner Medical Center Service Board and generous donors to Medicine and the Arts through the OSU Foundation.

Wednesday, April 4 at 12 PM – 1 PM
112 Meling Hall, 370 W. 9th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210

Welcoming Spring Event – Pysanky Eggs (3/28/18)

Join us as Carol Snyder presents the age-old Ukrainian custom of Pysanky, a batik-like process for intricately decorating eggs for the upcoming Springtime/Easter season. Designs are drawn onto a raw egg surface with hot wax, and then dyed with brilliant colors. The process, symbols and colors, are an incredible story from the past and serves now as a ritual for the coming of spring. Carol continues this tradition from her father who learned from his Ukrainian mother. The annual task of preparing for Pysanky is a Lenten tradition and a sign that Easter and spring will soon be here.

Carol Snyder obtained her BFA in ceramics from the Columbus College of Art and Design in 1985. Her works have been included in national juried contemporary craft shows as well as national juried and invitational exhibitions. Most recently she received a fellowship for the Greater Columbus Arts Council’s Artist Exchange Program with Dresden, Germany. Look for her work to be included in the GCAC exhibition of fellowship recipients at the Columbus Museum of Art in the spring of 2018.

Medicine and the Arts is made possible through the generosity of the Ohio State University College of Medicine, the OSU College of Medicine Alumni Society, the OSU Wexner Center Service Board, the Medicine and the Arts Board at OSU, University Hospital East and the generous donors to the Medicine and the Arts Endowment Fund (#644807) through the OSU Foundation. A special thank you to Todd E. Tussing, DNP, RN, CENP, NEA-BC, Administrative Director for Nursing and Patient Care Services, for arranging this special event.