|President||Mailin Oliva & Gabriella de Paz|
Creative Practice is a group composed of medical students and faculty who believe that artistic expression is a vital part of medical education. Our purpose is to promote artistic expression in any number of ways among students and faculty as a means of enriching our lives and those of the patients that we help care for. We believe that art and creative expression should be included among the many credentials of a doctor. Some of our events we have done in the past are the rededication of the Maren Room, dancing for or creating art with patients on the wards and painting lessons. We have an online website featuring medical student artwork, music, dancing and other ways of creatively expressing yourself. Please stay tuned for similar fun and exciting future events!
What is Creative Practice?
Creative Practice tries to highlight and encourage the continued creative expression of medical students. This expression can come in a wide variety of ways such as dancing, playing musical instruments or just making funny youtube videos. The goal of this club is to provide opportunities for students to practice art that may have otherwise be neglected in their busy lives.
One amazing part of our group is the White Coat Company. It is a chance to step into the role of an actor, singer, or a dancer and just get out there and bring some fun to the kids at shands, disabled kids/adults in the community, and even to our classmates, friends, and families! It is an entirely student run amateur theater production – from the direction, to the participants, to the musicians, sets, costumes, and props. In the past we have put on abridged versions of shows such as Beauty and the Beast and our most recent show, Aladdin. Please look forward to the company’s production this year and don’t hesitate to join! Make sure to look out for more information on tryouts if you are interested in a show role! Please contact any of the officers if you would be willing to help with set/props/costumes or any other creative ideas for the show.