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Check out the Anatomy and Medical Humanities Art Show on Saturday

A graphic representation of a human head with a portion of its skull and blood vessels exposed.
@Charles Bell, 1811, Engravings of the Arteries

First year medical students at Carle Illinois College of Medicine are sharing their artwork at Siebel Center for Design on Saturday, March 4th. Art may seem a bit out of the scope of a med students learning experience, but this is sort of an interesting exercise that they are asked to do as part of their work with cadavers. From the event description:

Over the course of the last 5 weeks, our first-year medical students have been asked to examine the nexus of their humanity and personhood with that of their cadavers. As such, they had to step back from a purely clinical gaze and begin to reflect on the ways in which the cadaver-medical student engagement shapes their professional identity and their personal narratives. The artwork produced therein is a snapshot of what they felt was significant in the cadaver-med student encounter and how it could be captured in art.

All are invited to see what they’ve created from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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