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Monday, October 13, 2008

Dermatology Film Class Featured in UTMB Magazine

The 2008 Summer/Fall issue of UTMB Magazine has published an article by Jim Kelly entitled, "Film school" about UTMB's new Skin Diseases Depicted in Cinema course on page 3. The course director, Dr. Richard Wagner, is quoted as saying this course "reaches medical students who have little previous exposure to the wide spectrum of skin diseases and who might otherwise tend to view skin diseases as trivial and unimportant. Through cinema, students vicariously experience the profound impact that different skin diseases have on people and society. Viewing the films and discussing them with classmates and faculty helps them develop deeper knowledge, insight and empathy, all of which enrich their medical education."

After a brief class interruption during Period 4 due to Hurricane Ike, this popular UTMB class will resume again on Monday, October 20th (Period 5).