Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 1 (January 2017)

Page No.: 3333-3337

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2016.469


Dinesh kumar. V *1, V.K.Nim 1, S. Jayagandhi 1, Thomas Alexander 2.

*1 Department of Anatomy, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Pondicherry, India.

2  Former Dean, Medical Education Unit, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Pondicherry, India.

Corresponding author: Dr.V.Dinesh Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department Of Anatomy Pondicherry Institute Of Medical Sciences, Puducherry-605014, India. E-Mail: dinesh.88560@gmail.com


First exposure to human cadaver has the potential to be a psychological trauma inducing stressor. On the other hand, this exposure can be the Launchpad to develop reflective writing and empathy amidst students.  This study aims at documenting students’ experience of this potential stressor in cognitive, behavioural, moral and affective domains. This program has also helped in reducing the disgust of most students towards cadavers. This novel desensitization program not only reduces the emotional impact among students but also helps them to prune their reflective writing and observation skills right from the early days of medical education.

Key words: cadaver dissection, hidden curriculum, reflective writing, empathy.


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Cite this article: Dinesh kumar. V, V.K.Nim, S. Jayagandhi, Thomas Alexander. CADAVER DISROBING: A NOVEL INITIATIVE TO STIMULATE AFFECTIVE DOMAIN IN THE FIRST YEAR M.B.B.S STUDENTS. Int J Anat Res 2017;5(1):3333-3337. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2016.469