- Burnett School College of Medicine
Please join College of Medicine students, faculty and staff in a night of celebration highlighting the diverse artistic talents at the college. On December 20 at 6 p.m., the college is hosting its first annual “Music Under the Stars Holiday Concert,” that will highlight the important links between art and medicine. About 15 acts will perform.
As part of the event, the college will hold a toy drive for Nemours Children’s Hospital and suggests attendees bring a new, unwrapped arts and crafts gift that will be donated to the hospital this holiday season.
The event will be held on the first floor of the college’s medical education building beginning at 6 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres will be served.
“Music Under the Stars” is being led by first-year medical Student Michael Metzner, a concert pianist before he entered medical school. Michael’s passion is art and medicine and his Focused Individualized Research Experience (FIRE) project is examining whether patients at Nemours who are exposed to music during their treatments have lower levels of the stress hormone, cortisol. “Whatever I do with my medical career, my ultimate goal is to be the best physician I can be, while keeping my strong passion within the arts. It’s my dream to have a musician in every hospital,” said Michael, who hopes to become a pediatrician surgeon.