Glass Axis was one of two Columbus area Arts Community Organizations to receive a 2015 Sir William Osler, MD Award from the OSU College of Medicine in recognition for its collaborations with the Medicine and the Arts program. In its second year the award is the highest honor presented by the Medicine and Arts Board. On behalf of the College’s students, faculty and staff GA was recognized for its support of the Medicine and the Arts programming in Humanistic Medical Education.
The Ohio State University College of Medicine and its Education Mission team have focused on ways to continue to create a more humanistic environment in which to teach and learn. Under the Humanism in Medicine initiative, the College of Medicine is moving forward with its signature program, Medicine and the Arts. The Medicine and the Arts program is designed to help bring the College of Medicine and OSU Medical Center closer together through the visual and performing arts, as well as establish a relationship with the art community throughout central Ohio.
Dr. Linda Stone, Special Assistant to the Dean for Humanism and Professionalism and founder of Medicine and the Arts program explains that, “Those of us who work in the medical center see ourselves as a community that strives to serve our patients, educate our students and residents as well as support our research network. Each day brings a different challenge; each hour calls upon all of our talents and strengths. In an effort to give back to this community of caring individuals, the leadership of the College of Medicine decided to collaborate with the University and Columbus arts community to bring the performing and visual arts into our medical center and our medical school. Call it a celebration of the community of people that serve the medical center or see it as a way we can come together to enjoy the arts and each other, Medicine and the Arts is designed to enrich our lives.”