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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South


HEAL stands for Humanism Evolving through Arts and Literature. A venue for creative expression, HEAL is produced by students and faculty at the Florida State University College of Medicine. Through nonfiction, poetry, and art, medical students share their growth and development, faculty impart their knowledge gained from experience, and members of the community express how health and healing have impacted their lives. HEAL strives to bridge the growing gap between patients and their providers while producing a meaningful creative outlet for those who participate in the publication of its quarterly digital issues and annual print journal. Students, faculty, staff, and members of the community are encouraged to submit their art and literary works. At Word of South, members of the HEAL team will read from the latest issue of HEAL. The performance will also include a number of musical acts.