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How human donors and an artist help train future doctors

Bay Song Lin’s work is key to teaching generations of medical students, but how does she do it without any background in medical science? Working in the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine as their only medical illustrator, she creates graphics and animations based on organs dissected from once living people. These organs come from donors who pledged their bodies to science through the Silent Mentors Programme. In a field often thought of as cold and scary, she gives dignity to these human cadavers.

How human donors and an artist help train future doctors

27 Jul 2019 08:59pm
Bay Song Lin’s work is key to teaching generations of medical students, but how does she do it without any background in medical science? Working in the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine as their only medical illustrator, she creates graphics and animations based on organs dissected from once living people. These organs come from donors who pledged their bodies to science through the Silent Mentors Programme. In a field often thought of as cold and scary, she gives dignity to these human cadavers.

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