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Doctors—And Art Classes?

http://media.soundmedicine.org/segments/063013_7.mp3

Tom Weinzerl, director of the Office of Visual Media at the Indiana University School of Medicine, created a course that teaches art to residents and medical students. According to Weinzerl , learning to draw and sculpt human features and organs is important because it helps medical students and residents understand the relationship of the components of the body. This course not only benefits those interested in plastic surgery; aspiring surgeons in many specialties and dermatology have also benefitted from the class.