Mixed Gears: Writing and Art by Medicine and Literature Students
Last week I had the opportunity to meet with Sadiqa Khan, M.D. Sadiqa is a graduate of the Queen’s M.D. program, an award-winning writer, and a certified Art Therapist. She is an instructor in a student interest group course called Medicine and Literature. The course, originally conceived by Dr. Jacqui Duffin, is now co-taught by Sadiqa and Dr. Shayna Watson.
The course, which is considered as a co-curricular offering, is taken by about 10 students in either first or second year of the M.D. program. It is quite a serious undertaking, running for 1.5 hours every two weeks for the entire year.
I have attached below a link to a recent series of student works emenating from the course. The publication is called “Mixed Gears”. Have a read… I know you will be impressed.
Below is but one example of a piece from the class anthology. It is entitled Weeping Windows by Sadaf Rahman.
"As it rains, the windows begin to weep
Crying to cleanse their external being
Yet the core remains the same
Through the glass, lamps continue to burn with the same dull intensity
of the change occurring outside"
If you have any thoughts about literature and medicine, please reply with your comments…or better yet, please drop by the Macklem House, my door is always open.