Artist Statement

The transition of medical student to resident physician represents the student becoming the teacher -- a teacher that will continue to evolve over time. Residents teach medical students, yet residents are taught by their attending physicians. In many ways, Match Day is a milestone marking the beginning of that incremental learning process. The word "doctor" derives from the Latin word “docere” meaning "to teach" as doctors should be teaching their patients good health in their practice of medicine. Likewise, it is an inherent responsibility of all physicians to pass on their knowledge and skills for the betterment of the next generation of doctors. The residency match is a foundational milestone and special rite of passage where the medical student transitions to becoming a lifelong teacher in the field of medicine.

About the Artist

Gehan “Gigi” Pendlebury is a Navy lieutenant and graduating student doctor at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Pendlebury serves in the United States Navy Medical Corps Reserves. She follows her calling to serve current and past military service members with the utmost quality of care using a whole-person approach. ENS Pendlebury obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology with minors in public health and criminology from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Her research background includes undergraduate research activities in public health and clinical psychology. Her more current research has focused on military dermatology, teledermoscopy, interventional pain management, traumatic brain injury, chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder among combat veterans and military service members. She is passionate about preventative medicine and seeking the root cause in healing. She avidly enjoys CrossFit, all forms of exercise, and most importantly, spending quality time with her family and pets.