School of Medicine Student Publications

Title

This Is My Body

Student Author(s)

Kathryn E. Norman

UMMS Affiliation

School of Medicine

Publication Date

2018-08-07

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Anatomy | Medical Education | Medical Humanities

Abstract

In this narrative medicine essay, a medical student is reminded of Communion service at her New England Protestant church when she sees the beauty of the human anatomy in a cadaver, a former teacher who offered her body as the ultimate teaching moment, in an echo of Jesus’ words at the Last Supper: “This is my body, broken for you. Do this in memory of me.”

Keywords

human anatomy, medicine, medical student, teaching

DOI of Published Version

10.1001/jama.2018.10452

Source

JAMA. 2018 Aug 7;320(5):441-442. doi: 10.1001/jama.2018.10452.

Journal/Book/Conference Title

JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association

Related Resources

Link to article in PubMed

PubMed ID

30088013

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