Drawing on medical school experiences

Int Rev Psychiatry. 2023 Nov-Dec;35(7-8):605-607. doi: 10.1080/09540261.2023.2259464. Epub 2023 Sep 15.


As a medical student, engagement with the medical humanities allowed me to express myself, reflect on experiences, and share my inner thoughts and feelings. Drawing has played a critical role in my life both casually and professionally. It has helped me study anatomy and how the human body works, connect with others, and find a collaborative community. From scrutinising over detailed Netter anatomical drawings to creating my own graphic medicine pieces, the arts and humanities bolster my medical education to become a more well-rounded and competent physician for my future patients.

Keywords: Art; drawing; medical education; medicine in the arts; students.

MeSH terms

  • Curriculum
  • Education, Medical*
  • Education, Medical, Undergraduate*
  • Emotions
  • Humanities / education
  • Humans
  • Schools, Medical
  • Students, Medical*