For many medical schools, the COVID-19 pandemic has had far-reaching effects, including an interrupted supply of human cadavers for medical education. KPSOM has not faced the same challenges; its Anatomy Resource Center doesn’t use cadavers, instead employing augmented reality and plastinated specimens, thus eliminating the need to dramatically shift the school’s resources during the crisis. In contrast, medical schools that utilize human cadavers have been slow to adapt to current challenges. Dr. José Barral, KPSOM Chair of Biomedical Science, provides an overview of the school’s approach to a cadaver-free learning environment.
Moving beyond cadavers in medical education
Dr. Jose Barral shares insights on how KPSOM is leading the way with anatomy resources and new technologies