The Human Condition 2021
The Human Condition, the annual art and literary magazine of the UCSD
School of Medicine was borne of the imaginative stories written by
medical students in the elective "The Good Doctor: The Works of Anton
Checkhov." It is a forum for the creative work of medical students,
residents, and faculty of the UCSD School of Medicine.
Medicine teaches us much about biological life and how to prolong it.
However, we must not forget in the midst of the curriculum why one
should live or what it means to live well. As a reminder of these
central ideas and the art that resides in the medicine, we are proud to
present The Human Condition.
Call for Submissions:
Dear UC San Diego SOM Community,
The Human Condition is accepting submissions for the 2022 edition of the magazine!
The Human Condition is an annual literary arts magazine dedicated to
showcasing creative endeavors of the UCSD community and promoting artistic and humanistic ventures. We encourage submissions from
all members of the UCSD SOM community.
For photography and art pieces
Your entries can be from anywhere and
any time. Send in your colorful pictures, paintings, and drawings!
For prose and poetry pieces
Your entry can be anything - a short
story, a journal entry, an experience in the wards/clinics, etc. Submissions
do not have to be medical or clinical. We want to showcase your
creativity! Submissions also do not need to be final drafts, as we
will work with you to refine your entries.
FOR Audio submissions (NEW this Year!)
plan to incorporate audio submissions in this year's magazine using QR codes
linked to Spotify! If you would like to submit an original song, a cover,
spoken word poetry, etc., please upload your submission to Spotify and generate
a QR Code by following instructions here: https://www.spotifycodes.com/.
You can then submit the QR code through our usual Google form (below). If you
are having technical difficulties with this process, please submit the audio
For all submissions
Please upload your submission(s) using the Google form found here.
Make sure your submission file is titled "Lastname_Firstname_MS#_Title of Piece" with title capitalization and spaces EXACTLY how you would like them to appear in the magazine!
The deadline for submissions is January 16, 2022.
If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your submissions!
The Human Condition Editors
The Human Condition 2020 Virtual Art Show is available to stream here.