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Mini Medical School: Anatomy for Artists and Other Curious Sorts

  • When March 11 - April 1 , 2014, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Where Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, M203
    2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24016

Want insights into your insides? The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine is launching its new mini medical school series with Anatomy for Artists and Other Curious Sorts, a four-part event that will give community members a glimpse into medical education. Each evening will begin with a lecture on such topics as your brain on art and an owner’s manual to the body, to be followed by a range of hands-on activities. As an added feature, those with an artistic flair will have an opportunity to translate what they learn into art. No artistic ability is necessary, though—the only prerequisites are a curious mind and a willing spirit.

The $20 registration fee includes all four evenings and any course materials or handouts.


March 11: Your Brain on Art

March 18: Anatomy 101: The Thighbone’s Connected to the Hipbone

March 25: The Human Form Through the History of Art

April 1: Body of Evidence: What Happens When Things Go Awry? (a reception from 7:00 to 7:30 will follow the final session)

After each evening’s lecture, participants will have the option of rotating through several breakout stations. In addition to hands-on activities in the school’s anatomy laboratories – including an opportunity to play with the anatomy table – participants will have the chance to fabricate mock injuries, to witness encounters with standardized patients, to try their hands at simple imaging using portable ultrasound equipment, and to learn about the construction of prosthetic devices.

Participants must be at least 18 years old to attend. Free parking is available in the nearby lot and garage.

Please contact the organizer, Rocio Tisdell, at or 540-526-2571 with any questions.

Additional details

This event costs $20 to attend. The host is David Trinkle, MD. For more information, please call 540-526-2571, or send an e-mail.

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