Thursday, November 7, 2019

Mark Your Calendar: Arts in Medicine event set for Nov. 15

The University of South Alabama College of Medicine’s Wellness Council invites you to attend and showcase your talents and creative sides at Arts in Medicine, an event aspiring to cultivate a culture of vulnerability and inspiration.

Arts In Medicine is set for 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at Chaleur Coffee, located at 1714 Dauphin St. in downtown Mobile. Complimentary appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.

Zachary Lazzari, a second-year medical student and member of the Wellness Council, is organizing the event. Consisting of medical students and faculty advisers, the Wellness Council at the USA College of Medicine advocates for student wellness by creating initiatives and events for students.

"I recently read an essay by Abraham Verghese – a physician-writer idol of mine – titled 'The Importance of Being' that discusses art’s ability to reshape the world around us," Lazzari said. "Works of art, by their beauty, can broaden our minds, hone our eyes, and expand our hearts. This is the goal and hope of the project."

Creative contributions are welcome from students and faculty. For those contributing:
  • Music: This event will be unplugged, so if you plan to share musical talents just note that it will be acoustic only (keyboards are welcome). 
  • Visual Art: Since there will be limited space, contact if you plan to contribute a visual piece. 
  • Poetry/Comedy/Other: All other contributions simply need to prepare to read/recite loudly to make sure everyone can hear you.
For questions about the event or to contribute, contact Zachary Lazzari at

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