Leading the effort to enhance patient care and medical education through the arts and creative programming

 

Our Mission

  • To bring the Jesuit concept of the magis or "do more" to life --- What makes you want to do more? What is your passion? 

  • To enhance the patient experience through meaningful and therapeutic arts outreach initiatives

  • To encourage the professional formation of physicians equipped to practice in the cura personalis, or "care of the whole person," tradition

  • To celebrate and promote the diversity of creative talent at the Georgetown University School of Medicine and Medical Center

  • To communicate a medical professional's unique perception of a shared human experience

 

OUR EXECUTIVE BOARD

 Marilyn McGowan  Co-President,  Scope  Editor

Marilyn McGowan

Co-President, Scope Editor

 Emily Lai  Photographer,  Scope  Editor

Emily Lai

Photographer, Scope Editor

 Bethany Kette  Obituary Workshop coordinator

Bethany Kette

Obituary Workshop coordinator

 Christine Papastamelos  Co-founder

Christine Papastamelos

Co-founder

 Jet Navia  Co-President,  Scope  Editor

Jet Navia

Co-President, Scope Editor

 Michal Ad  Healing Through the Arts 

Michal Ad

Healing Through the Arts 

 John Guzzi  Co-founder

John Guzzi

Co-founder

 Katherine Wikholm  Healing Through the Arts

Katherine Wikholm

Healing Through the Arts

 Karin Collins  IONA Music&Medicine coordinator,  Scope  Editor

Karin Collins

IONA Music&Medicine coordinator, Scope Editor

 Frank Migliarese  Live Music Fundraiser Director 

Frank Migliarese

Live Music Fundraiser Director 

 Dylan Conroy   Co-founder

Dylan Conroy 

Co-founder

Not pictured: Dr. Caroline Wellbery, MD (Advisor), Griselda Potka ("What Makes You..." director), Janet Shin (Music&Medicine co-coordinator), Priya Mehta (Music&Medicine co-coordinator)

Highlights

  • Annual publication of Scope, a creative journal by and for medical students
  • Quarterly open mic events (Hippocrates Cafe) featuring student and faculty talent
  • Music & Medicine volunteer trips with the pediatric patients at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (Listen to our volunteers) and IONA senior services
  • "What Makes You..." - a night showcasing the talent and diversity of the Georgetown School of Medicine community
  • Student workshops that encourage creativity and reflection centered on everyday encounters
  • Annual Obituary and Creative Writing Workshop for first year medical students as they complete anatomy