Differential Diagnosis: Climate Change

This “stethoscope” highlights the prodigious amount of medical waste produced by the healthcare system: nearly 7,000 tons of medical waste per day, amounting to roughly 3% of total U.S greenhouse gas emissions. It was created from expired/clean medical waste. I chose to create a stethoscope for its symbolism in healthcare. The stethoscope has become an elemental component of medical providers. It is a crucial diagnostic tool that has become nearly an extension of a healthcare provider’s body. The amazing part of this tool is its sustainability. A healthcare professional only really needs one or two stethoscopes throughout their career to care for their unending stream of patients. Patient livelihood is not put to harm, but environmental consciousness is preserved. The stethoscope is a paragon for the sustainability in medical tools that can be attained.

MED '22

Adam is a member of the University of Utah School of Medicine class of 2022. He earned his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Utah. Outside of medical school he enjoys trail running, backcountry skiing, mountain biking, and pretty much anything that involves getting outdoors. 

Rubor Participation:
2019 Sculpture