Marvin Urias
Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Marvin is a nursing student at Fairleigh Dickinson University. “What drew me to Auxocardia was the attention to detail. The process of becoming a healthcare provider will leave you with a bigger heart. I've enjoyed my experiences so far in nursing and I'm excited for more little moments that I will get to carry in my “auxocardic” heart. I believe art in all its forms help us voice these experiences that cling to us.” An artist and poet, Marvin’s work as Projects & Communications Director seeks to make others feel seen.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The word ‘auxocardia,’ is defined as “enlargement of the heart, either by hypertrophy or dilation” ( At Auxocardia Journal, we like to broaden that definition of heart expansion to also include, ‘the process of becoming a healthcare provider.’ Auxocardia Journal ( was founded in 2020 as a collaborative, community space for learners in the health professions to share their reflections on the process of becoming a healthcare provider. Publishing biannually, in May and November, we seek to provide a forum for students to express themselves creatively and…