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Omentum is a student-run arts and literature publication at Baylor College of Medicine. It is a medical humanities journal at the Texas Medical Center and it aims to connect the arts, literature, and medicine. It is a biannual publication that features art, music, dance, prose, and poetry from healthcare workers and students in the TMC.

Members from any TMC institution are welcome to submit.


Publication Standards


Submissions should connect to themes related to medicine or the medical humanities in some way. Omentum is not a place for opinion or overtly persuasive pieces.

  • Prose or poetry: no word limit
  • Music: mp3 or mp4 format*
  • Art: jpeg or png files
  • Dance videos: mp4 format*

* Music and Dance videos may not contain any copy written music.

Previously published pieces are accepted, as long as the author or artist has not granted exclusive publishing rights to that other publication.

The confidentiality of information related to any patient or patient encounter is an ethical and legal obligation of all health care providers, and this publication seeks to uphold those same standards. Therefore, submissions that contain PHI or identify another individual will not be published unless signed permission is included. In addition to written details, this includes artwork and photography that could reasonably identify an individual.



Submission Deadline and Form


The deadline for submissions for the first issue is Oct. 19, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. The submission form collects your contact information and allows for file attachments.

Submission Form

Submission Review


Each submission will be reviewed by our editorial board. Not all submissions will be published, and your submitted piece may be edited. If you have questions or need assistance in meeting the standards, contact us at omentum-editors@bcm.edu.