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"My insides black and white": Narrative Arts and the Health Professions – Student Perspectives

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Chair: Stella Bolaki

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13-9-2018 4:00 PM

End Date

13-9-2018 5:45 PM

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Arooba Almas

D.O. ’18, UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine 1st-Year Resident, ECHN Manchester Family Medicine Residency Program, CT

Arooba Almas is currently a fourth year medical student at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is dedicated to pursuing family medicine as her profession and hopes to practice in a manner that facilitates healing and wellness. Having lived in the Middle East, New Jersey, Connecticut, Washington D.C., and Maine, she hopes to serve a multicultural community in her future practice. Her interests in medicine include women’s health, osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM), narrative medicine, and integrative medicine. She enjoys reading British literature and poetry, learning new languages, spending time with her family, cooking, and practicing yoga.

Meghan Morash

Master’s in Social Work/Certificate in Applied Arts and Social Justice ’18, UNE

Meghan Morash, MSW, is a recent graduate of UNE, where she earned the Applied Arts and Social Justice Certificate and the Interprofessional Honors Distinction for her work using theatre to bring awareness to the issue of sex trafficking in Maine and across the nation. She holds a BA in Theatre and Performance.

Maeve Morse

Neuroscience/Art History minor ’18, Bowdoin College

Maeve Morse graduated from Bowdoin College in 2018 with a major in Neuroscience and a minor in Art History. Throughout her time at Bowdoin, she was interested in how these seemingly disparate academic areas intersected. This led to a fascination with visual representations of patient narratives, a topic she explored through the work of Martha Hall in her senior year. She is currently an associate consultant at Trinity Partners in Waltham, MA with plans to attend medical school in the future.

Thomas Rooney

3rd Year Medical Student, UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine Clinical Rotations, Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Nashua, NH

Tom completed an undergraduate degree in English at the University of New England in 2016. While there he was the first participant in the Humanities in Medicine (HuMed) program, completing a senior research project on pediatric illness narratives before matriculating into the College of Osteopathic Medicine in the fall of 2016. Currently he is doing his clerkship rotations at the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua, NH. Tom hopes to complete a residency in Emergency Medicine after graduating in 2020. When not on his clerkships he enjoys spending time with his wife and newborn child as well as hiking with their dog, Atlas.

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"My insides black and white": Narrative Arts and the Health Professions – Student Perspectives