Letter from the Mosaic in Medicine Board: Call for Print Book Submissions

Dear Mosaic in Medicine family,

Our journeys through medicine so far have exposed us to so many unique circumstances and situations that have shaped and influenced us in a variety of ways. As future health care professionals, the lessons that we have learned and our individual experiences are rich and deserve to be heard. There are many things that we can teach and learn from our superiors, fellow colleagues, peers, and the students who will come after us. This is exactly what we hope to do with our print book project for Mosaic in Medicine. Our ultimate goal is to compile these stories together into a book that demonstrates the diversity of experiences and perspectives of our future health care professionals. Submissions are open to all allied health students and professionals. Submissions from groups who are traditionally underrepresented are highly encouraged. In particular, we are looking for writing submissions that not only detail the lessons you learned from your personal and professional lives but also how those lessons have impacted your identity and may be important for others to learn from. Specifically, we are seeking submissions that satisfy the following:

  • Book and chapter cover arts of any medium that reflects the book theme and written submission themes as detailed below. Please note that the artwork will be printed black and white.
  • Written submissions:
    • Impactful preclinical, clinical, and personal experiences
    • Moments in history covering recent political shifts and policy changes including but not limited to abortion rights, gun violence, COVID-19, and their impacts on health care
    • Lessons learned during post-graduate/residency

To be considered for publication in the print book, please submit your entries by November 1, 2022. Any entries not selected for the print book will be considered for publication on our website. Accepted entries will be subject to peer review and can be listed as peer-reviewed publications for one’s CV. This print book is supported by Pager Publications, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit literary organization that curates and supports peer-edited publications for the medical education community. Expected publication date is mid-2023.

Please feel free to get in touch with us at mosaicinmedicine@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Scott Jamieson Scott Jamieson (2 Posts)

Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Welcome to Mosaic in Medicine! I currently in the class of 2022 at Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. Medical humanities is one of my passions. I love how medicine has the potential to inspire some of the most profound art and reflection. In addition to editing Mosaic in Medicine submissions, I enjoy catching up on current events, exercising and anything on HBO. Hope I get to read your piece someday soon 🙂

Anirudh Dwarakanath Anirudh Dwarakanath (2 Posts)

Founder and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

Albany Medical College

I originally grew up in New Hampshire and then attended college at Emory University, where I earned a B.S. in Biology. I completed a 1-year Master of Science program in Biotechnology and Health Sciences at Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences before matriculating to medical school. I am currently a 1st year Internal Med resident at San Antonio Military Medical Center, serving as a Captain in the U.S. Airforce. I have a keen interest in quality improvement and patient safety at a medical education level as well as at a systems implementation level and am involved in research on involving students in the QI processes. My goal, as an Editor-in-Chief, is to represent military medicine and to advocate for this population that I will serve in the future.

Alyssa Guo Alyssa Guo (3 Posts)


University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville

Hello! I’m Alyssa Guo, and I’m a fourth-year medical student at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine at Greenville. I received my bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Neuroscience from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I’m excited to be part of Mosaic in Medicine to share voices that are often missed in medicine. I hope that our joint efforts in shining a light on difficult topics spark conversations that will change medicine for the better. It is also my hope that MiM encourages more reflective practice and encourage more narrative medicine publications, so that we can capture moments of history and their impacts on the healthcare profession. We are working towards building MiM to serve as a beacon of light in promoting health equity, allowing for those who come after us to understand the events that shaped us through reading our publications. Feel free to get in touch with me at aaguo@email.sc.edu if you have any questions about MiM!