Omentum is a student-run arts and literature publication at Baylor College of Medicine. It is a medical humanities journal at the Texas Medical Center and it aims to connect the arts, literature, and medicine. It is an annual publication that features art, music, dance, prose, and poetry from healthcare workers and students in the TMC.
We are pleased to announce that the first issue of Omentum is available!
Alumni Office Holiday Cards
Many of Baylor’s education, research, patient care and community service initiatives are made possible by donor support, and the Office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Affairs wants to share Baylor’s appreciation. We invite all Baylor students and trainees of all four schools to submit an original work of art, including music, poetry, photographs, painting or any other creative piece, that evokes gratitude. Your work may be included in an upcoming holiday card to show our philanthropic donors we appreciate their generosity.
We offering submitters of visual art pieces the opportunity to submit their artwork to the BCM Alumni Office to potentially be used in holiday cards from the office.
For submissions to the Alumni Office, the deadline to have your artwork included is Oct. 3, 2021.
The deadline for Omentum submissions (art, including music, poetry, photographs) is Nov. 1, 2021 at midnight.
(If you are not interested in the Alumni Office opportunity, and only want to submit to the journal itself, then their visual art may be submitted with the due date of Nov. 1, 2021.)
Writing Contest Submissions
In addition to our general submissions, Omentum is also holding a writing contest on the topic of relationships. Submissions to the writing contest will be included in the journal in a dedicated section, with the best submissions receiving recognition. The prompt for the contest is as follows:
“In a world where overworking is the norm and time is of the essence, we often forget to take a step back to reflect on the relationships around us-family, friends, significant others, co-workers, patients, etc. We forget that we don’t exist as independent units but as one part of an interconnected whole. Write about a time (fictional or nonfictional) when relationships were built, maintained, or even broken. There is no word count limit.”
The deadline for Writing Contest submissions is Nov. 1, 2021 at midnight.