2013 Heartfelt Images Winner

First year SMP student Vivian Ma submitted this 5th place winning entry for the annual Heartfelt Images contest. Held during the cardiovascular block of the MD program, entries must artistically conceptualize the heart and circulatory system.

β€œI was inspired by one of my clinical skills profs who told us to just close our eyes and listen through the stethoscope when he taught us how to listen for murmurs,” says Ma. β€œHe said that it’s like listening to music where if you close your eyes, you can pick out the different components of an orchestra and for the heart, you can pick up the different components and patterns.” Ma received a stethoscope for her winning submission.