An initiative started by Dr. Ade Osinubi to educate, support, and create community for students
and healthcare professionals who desire to use their creative gifts to advance health equity.
Ever wonder how to pitch an article to the lay press about a burning issue in the healthcare field? Do you desire to use social media as an agent to advance health equity and looking for a place to start? If so, apply to take the Creatives for Social Change in Medicine (CSCM) free virtual course pilot led by Dr. Ade Osinubi, an Emergency Medicine resident physician, photographer, fillmmaker, and freelance writer whose work has been published in the Washington Post, Essence, Teen Vogue among other places.
The goal of the CSCM initiative is to educate, support, and create community for students and health care professionals who desire to use their creative gifts to advocate for social change and equity in the healthcare field. This biweekly virtual pilot course, taking place from January - April 2024, will feature sessions from engaging speakers such as Dr. Adaira Landry, Dr. Jamaji Nwanaji-Enwerem, Dr. Rachel Bervell, Dr. Ade Osinubi and Student Doctors Jasmine Brown, Lashyra Nolen, Orezime Uyeh. They will teach on topics such as narrative medicine, social media health education, writing/pitching OpEds, medical illustration, and many things in between. The course will culminate in a final project from a medium of the creator’s choosing such as an Op Ed publication, medical illustration series, photography series, podcast episode, TikTok and/or Instagram series, book proposal, short film, etc that will address a social issue(s) in the healthcare field. This course pilot is specifically focused on those who identify as Underrepresented in Medicine (UiM) and is currently open to UiM Undergraduate Pre-Health Students, Medical/Dental/Veterinarian/PA/Nursing Students, Physicians, Nurses, Physician Associates, and anyone else who identifies with being UiM in the healthcare field
Meet The Speakers
LaShyra "Lash" Nolen, MD MPP '24
Writer, Activist, and Executive Director, We Got Us
Chief Resident, Professor, and Executive Director, ELND
Co-Founder, The Black OB/GYN Project
Author, Twice as Hard
Producer, Black Motherhood through the Lens
What is the time commitment of the course?
This course will have 7-8 biweekly 60-90 minute sessions on a weekday evening from January - April 2024. Selected applicants will be notified of the schedule closer to the time of the start date.
Is there a Fee to take this course?
As this is a virtual pilot, this course is currently free of charge
Who is this course open to?
UiM Physicians, Nurses, Physician Associates, Undergraduate Pre-Health Students, Medical/Dental/Veterinarian/PA/Nursing Students, and anyone else who identifies with being in the healthcare field!
Where will this course take place?
This course will have take place on a virtual platform such as zoom
What happens if I cannot make all of the sessions?
While attendance to as many live sessions as possible is highly encouraged, there will be zoom recordings of the sessions should scheduling conflicts arise