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My COVID Mask
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.”