Visualizing Medicine

What does a white coat represent?

Two national organizations—Studio AMWA (American Women’s Medical Association) and Doctors Who Create—invited medicine students across the country to paint white coats to give their own perspectives. As they put it in their call for entries, “Whether it stands for human rights in medicine, such as with the #whitecoats4blacklives movement, with sacrifice or generosity, or if it means a promise for a better world tomorrow, we want it drawn, painted and etched onto the coat!”

Ten Northeast Ohio Medical University student members of AMWA gathered recently to paint white coats with their visions. Their results were exhibited along with other coats from around the United States at the national AMWA conference March 31-April 2 in San Francisco.

--Second-year College of Medicine students Ariana Ellis and Olivia Roy contributed to this report.

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