Welcome to Volume 67

Volume 67 Issue 1: The Art of Medicine. 

The art of medicine
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“The practice of medicine is an art, not a trade; a calling, not a business; a calling in which your heart will be exercised equally with your head.”

Sir William Osler (1849 – 1919)

To my peers,

Welcome to the 67th volume of Innominate, your Sydney Medical School Society Magazine.

I am so excited to present our first online version! We have made the switch in an effort to make Innominate more accessible for you guys, to encourage you all to engage with Innominate in your rare minutes of spare time.

This issue is jam-packed. Actually, it is.  We have interviews, poetry, book reviews, photo essays, artwork, articles and a wonderful interview with the Insta-celeb Mike Natter.

However, this issue is also a little different. Mike’s considered and insightful interview brought up the theme of the ‘Art of Medicine’- about the stuff that gets left aside when we are too busy with facts, hard science, assessments and exams.

Well, here’s to an issue that takes this to heart. 

Looking at the world through the lens of medicine can be exciting and enlightening, but it can also be limiting. For this issue we’d love you to put down your med-tinted glasses (just for a second!)- who knows, you might be reminded of some things you’ve forgotten.

Every issue I am surprised and delighted by the breadth and quality of the submissions we receive. Innominate reminds me of what a privilege it is to study medicine amongst such bright, kind-hearted, conscientious students  at Sydney Medical School. Have a read and see for yourself…

With all the best wishes for 2016, whatever your goals or endeavours.

Until next issue,

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Victoria Cook

Director of Publications

Sydney University Medical Society

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