We hope you enjoy the sixth issue of Rubor: Reflections on Medicine from the Wasatch Front. We would like to express special thanks to the Program in Medical Ethics and Humanities at the University of Utah, Associated Students of the University of Utah, the School of Medicine Office of Admissions, as well as the University of Utah School of Medicine Alumni Association for providing financial support for this publication.
Rubor was started by medical students in 2013 to provide an outlet for students to publish artistic works, and has expanded to include student pieces from all University of Utah health professional schools as well as pieces from Utah physicians, nurses, and community members. Our goal since inception has been to document the highs and lows of health and medicine from multiple perspectives. We are thrilled to receive some incredible pieces this year, twenty of which are published here. Many other submissions were first-rate but could not be included due to space. In this issue, artists and writers tackle the issues we face every day as both providers and users of our health care system: the patients who leave their mark on us, the crisis of mental healthcare in our nation, and the need for doctors who truly listen to their patients. We hope you will find these works as thought-provoking and insightful as we did.
Rubor greatly appreciates and depends on contributions from our community. To view additional submissions that were published online, please visit rubor.med.utah.edu.
– Rubor Staff
Guest Faculty Advisor
Melissa J. Bentley, M.D.
Susan Sample, PhD, MFA