Artist Statement

This personal essay provides a first-hand account of a patient and their family celebrating a change in perspective brought about by experiencing clinical studies/medicine. The author infers that celebrations throughout the medical journey could have a medicinal effect on their own for the patient and their families.

About the Artist

Kristina Fritz is a first-year medical student at Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine. She received a bachelor’s degree in political science, social science, and biology, as well as a master’s degree in sociology and bio-engineering from Florida Atlantic University. She is interested in the art of medicine and how patient care affects the patient's healing process and overall health.