When is cadaveric dissection most useful to medical students?

Team: A/Prof Alexandra Webb, Dr Lillian Smyth, Dr Mustafa Hafiz, A/Prof Krisztina Valter

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There has been a lot of debate about the use of—and alternatives to—human cadaveric dissection in medical training. No one yet has asked the critical questions about timing; if we do include it, where in the curriculum should it go? This study explores the perspectives of medical students and recent graduates with regard to two key questions: when in the degree program do students prefer dissection opportunities and what are the students getting out of participating in dissection?

Webb, Smyth, Hafiz & Valter (2021)

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