Hypoxia | 1st Prize Art | Maggie Tsang
Climb On | 1st Prize Photography | David Lee
The UCLA BEAT showcases the creativity of members of the UCLA health sciences community. The journal was initiated by DGSOM medical students in 1998 with the goal of establishing an enduring medium for expression of literary and visual art. The UCLA BEAT is published annually each spring, and shared interdepartmentally with faculty, students, staff, patients, and other universities.
2021 UCLA Beat
Who can contribute? Anyone in the UCLA Health System.
What is accepted? Any original content, non-medical or medical.
How many entries am I allowed? No more than three entries per category, per person.
When is my submission due? December 13th at 11:59 PM
All submissions are anonymously evaluated by an impartial committee. All UCLA medical student submissions to the UCLA BEAT are automatically entered to the Vital Signs Awards for Literature and Art, awarded to the 2 highest rated submissions of each category. Prints of the pieces that win the Visual Art Vital Signs Award are also displayed in the Geffen Hall student lounge.
Literary Art This category can include original fiction, non-fiction, poetry, humor, and opinion pieces (3000 word limit). Submissions for this category can be submitted online or to the DGSOM Office of Student Affairs in Geffen Hall. Include a short 2-3 sentence biography about yourself with your submission.
Visual Art This category can include photography, drawing, painting, cartoon, and sculpture. Submissions for this category can be submitted online or to the DGSOM Office of Student Affairs in Geffen Hall (they will be returned after they are scanned), or they can be scanned at a resolution of 600dpi and submitted as TIF files. Include a short 2-3 sentence biography about yourself with your submission.
Contact us if you have any questions or comments about the UCLA BEAT.
Faculty Advisor: Neil Parker, MD
Editors can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
UCLA BEATStudent Affairs OfficeGeffen Hall, Suite 200 885 Tiverton Drive, Box 951720 Los Angeles, CA 90095-1720
Vital Signs Awards: These awards are bestowed annually to the top two UCLA medical student submissions in each of the separate categories of Art and Literature.
Art: Climb On, by David LeeArt: Hypoxia, by Maggie TsangLiterature: Jenga Tower, by Lauren TaicletLiterature: Letters to My Donor, by Guneet Kaur
Art: Look Up, by David Lee Art: Memento Mori, by Ansley Unterberger Literature: Eclipse, by Kate Coursey Literature: First Day, by Savannah Starr
Acknowledgements: A special thank you to Dr. Neil Parker for his support of The BEAT, without whom we could not showcase the multitude of talents of our medical community.
We would also like to thank our past Editors-In-Chief, whose guidance has been critical to the continuation of this UCLA tradition.