About the Artwork

My COVID Mask represents an artistic reflection on the pandemic: Many questions. Many answers. Dark clouds and emerging sun. The pandemic has impacted us all in different ways, casting into sharp relief issues of justice and equality, particularly in the arena of health care.”

Mark B. Stephens is professor of family and community medicine, and professor of humanities and master educator for the Penn State College of Medicine University Park Regional Campus, in State College, PA. He received his undergraduate degree in liberal arts from Pennsylvania State University, and his MD from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He served for more than twenty years as a family physician in the US Navy, retiring as chair of the department of family medicine at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, MD. “My professional interests include physician wellness, exercise medicine and the use of art to promote professional identity formation in medical education.”


2 thoughts on “My COVID Mask”

  1. Mark B Stephens

    Hi Eric!
    So wonderful to hear from you. Thank you for your generous comments and support. I miss working with you. Please be well!


  2. Hello Mark,
    I can see that the passage of time has only enhanced your insight and ability to convey a message clearly. I think we all have worn some form of mask as we are dealing with what this pandemic has driven home about out society and profession. Thank you for this and most importantly, stay the man I know behind the mask.

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