Anson Koshy publishes piece about art and activism

By Angela Gomez, McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics
January 13, 2024

Anson Koshy, MD, MBE, wrote “Art and Activism in Medical Education: A Modern Necessity,” which appeared in a 2023 issue of the International Review of Psychiatry. In the commentary, Koshy discusses artivism—the use of visual art to promote activism and foster meaningful action and change—presenting a brief history and rationale for use. Koshy also shares an example of how he has implemented artivism at McGovern Medical School through an Art and Storytelling sub-elective offered within the fourth-year course, Humanistic Elements of Medicine, at McGovern Medical School.