Anatomy 3.0: Rediscovering Theatrum Anatomicum in the wake of Covid-19

Marco Antonio de Carvalho Filho*, Frederic W. Hafferty, Wojciech Pawlina

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    Abstract

    The Covid-19 pandemic has challenged medical educators internationally to confront the challenges of adapting their present educational activities to a rapidly evolving digital world. In this article, the authors use anatomy education as proxy to reflect on and remap the past, present, and future of medical education in the face of these disruptions. Inspired by the historical Theatrum Anatomicum (Anatomy 1.0), the authors argue replacing current anatomy dissection laboratory (Anatomy 2.0) with a prototype anatomy studio (Anatomy 3.0). In this studio, anatomists are web-performers who not only collaborate with other foundational science educators to devise meaningful and interactive content but who also partner with actors, directors, web-designers, computer engineers, information technologists, and visual artists to master online interactions and processes in order to optimize students' engagement and learning. This anatomy studio also offers students opportunities to create their own online content and thus reposition themselves digitally, a step into developing a new competency of stage presence within medical education. So restructured, Anatomy 3.0 will prepare students with the skills to navigate an emergent era of tele and digital medicine as well as help to foreshadow forthcoming changes in medical education.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)528-535
    Number of pages8
    JournalAnatomical sciences education
    Volume14
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep-2021

    Keywords

    • anatomy laboratory
    • anatomy studio
    • Covid-19
    • gross anatomy education
    • medical education
    • CLINICAL EMPATHY
    • GROSS-ANATOMY
    • DESIGN STUDIO
    • PERFORMANCE
    • IMPLEMENTATION
    • COMMUNICATION
    • COMPETENCES
    • EVOLUTION
    • SCIENCES
    • STUDENTS

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