Incomplete: Artist's Statement
The sculpture featured on this month's cover of Academic Medicine is a piece by Alina Raulinaitis, a student at Trinity High School, Garfield Heights, Ohio. Alina created this piece for “Cleveland Clinic eXpressions: The Intersection of Art and Science,” which uses the arts to engage high school students in the world of scientific research. The program, developed by the Cleveland Clinic Office of Civic Education Initiatives, employs project-based, peer-to-peer learning, to enable art students to interpret research conducted by classmates who have graduated from Cleveland Clinic science internships. In addition to giving students a deeper, real-world understanding of art and science, the eXpressions program also promotes creativity, innovation, communication, and teamwork.
Alina Raulinaitis's Incomplete corresponds with a classmate's research project entitled, “Improved patient satisfaction with post-tracheostomy outcomes using a new educational pamphlet.” Of her work, which was an eXpressions Blue Ribbon Award recipient, Alina says,
For more information about the eXpressions program, please visit (www.clevelandclinic.org/expressions).
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