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Artist Statement

Female First year medical students celebrate Black History month on the osteopathic campus of NSU as the backdrop. Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper, I wanted to give this picture a strong perspective that would provide a solid foundation to the African American female students who would one day be future doctors of this country. I tried to contrast the man-made pillars on the left that appear to be steady but are temporary while on the right there is nature, often considered a female form, highlighted by branches of the tree; uncertain yet permanent.

About the Artist

Bhavik Upadhyay is a First Year Medical Student.

I was born and raised in India and moved to United States more than a decade ago. Prior to starting osteopathic school I worked as a Physician Assistant at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center near Los Angeles. I’m passionate about international medicine and see myself as a Doctor working beyond borders one day. In addition, I love photography and most of these pictures were taken at the medical mission camp to India during winter break of 2015.