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UICOMP Celebrates 66 New MDs at In-Person Graduation Ceremony

On May 7, UICOMP welcomed 66 new doctors to the UICOMP alumni family during the Convocation ceremony at the Peoria Civic Center. After a two-year pause to the traditional in-person Convocation ceremony, the event allowed the class to celebrate their four-year journey through unprecedented times. The graduates marched in together, received their hoods and [...]

2022-05-13T10:23:13-05:00May 9th, 2022|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

Margaret Mary Schmit: Crochet Memorial

Artist Statement: So many of the patients that we see during the course of our training have a unique and profound effect on who we become as doctors. They teach us lessons that we could never have learned in a classroom. But there is never enough time during this process to reflect on these experiences. [...]

2022-05-05T15:35:47-05:00April 18th, 2022|Categories: Chicago Students, Class of 2022, Student Art|Tags: |

Laura Krivicich: “The Yellow Monster”

Artist Statement: This is the story of how I grew up to become an orthopedic surgeon. This is also the story of things I wish every doctor would keep in mind, including myself, as well as the lessons I’ve learned along the way. — Laura Krivicich, University of Illinois College of Medicine Chicago, Class [...]

2022-04-29T16:33:09-05:00April 18th, 2022|Categories: Chicago Students, Class of 2022, Student Art|Tags: |

Emily Nepomuceno: “The Process of Being Well / Works in Progress”

Artist Statement: The goal of this project was to ultimately show different ways that my own small community experiences art and humanities as a way of staying well and whole, and to encourage others that there is beauty even in works in progress/unfinished work. Over the years, I have slowly learned that enjoying the [...]

2022-04-29T16:32:25-05:00April 14th, 2022|Categories: Class of 2022, Rockford Students, Student Art|Tags: |

Chris Viamontes: “COVID and Nature: A Journey Through Quarantine”

Artist Statement: My piece is a photographic exploration as quarantine forced me to realize the importance of nature and the outdoors in my wellness and resiliency. In the form of a slide deck, I initially start with my time in quarantine, move to my trip to the upper peninsula in Michigan (our first escape [...]

2022-04-29T16:32:13-05:00April 14th, 2022|Categories: Chicago Students, Class of 2022, Student Art|Tags: |

Tanya Magana: “The Interpreting Moth”

Artist Statement: I wrote about an experience I had while rotating in a dermatology clinic from two different points of view. During the encounter, I observed a patient undergo a skin biopsy to confirm nonmalignant skin cancer. The patient was very afraid. He had an exchange with his wife who was in the room, [...]

2022-04-29T16:33:44-05:00April 14th, 2022|Categories: Class of 2022, Rockford Students, Student Art|Tags: |

Carly Woodin: Wooden Sound Wave Sculpture

Artist Statement: I have always been a busybody who loves to work with their hands, so when COVID struck in March of 2020, I felt a little lost. I began to take up woodworking at the suggestion of my grandpa. Originally, my sister and I came up with the idea of a wooden sound [...]

2022-05-04T16:40:57-05:00April 11th, 2022|Categories: Class of 2022, Peoria Students, Student Art|Tags: |

Hoda Sayegh: “isolation comes from insula which means island”

Artist Statement: During the months of isolation during the 2020 pandemic, I was surprised by a shift in my body language. This language shifted from one of love and openness to a language closed off and rigid. This piece explores the resilience in our bodies and the space our bodies used to freely inhabit. [...]

2022-05-04T16:45:59-05:00April 6th, 2022|Categories: Chicago Students, Class of 2022, Student Art|Tags: |

Marie-Louise Kloster: “Liver in Bloom”

Artist Statement: I enjoy working with textile arts because they have another dimension. They are tactile. They are rooted in something with utility. But whether weaving a tapestry or embordering a gown or crocheting endless loops of lace doilies, there is something that feels luxurious about using such materials to create something so painstaking [...]

2022-04-29T16:33:31-05:00April 6th, 2022|Categories: Chicago Students, Class of 2022, Student Art|Tags: |
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