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MedEd Thread explores the latest innovations in medical education and amplifies the tremendous work of our educators across the Cleveland Clinic enterprise.  
Dr. William Albabish

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Why Virtual Reality Won’t Replace Cadavers in Anatomy Training (Part 2)

In this episode, we talk with Dr. William Albabish, Director of Anatomy at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, as well as two Lerner College of Medicine students, Marcel Jean-Pierre and Patrick Potoczak, who navigate the debate surrounding the use of real bodies versus virtual models for teaching human anatomy and refining surgical skills. Through personal experiences, expert insights and considerations of ethical and emotional challenges, this episode explores the evolving landscape of anatomy education and its implications for medical training.

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May 9, 2024

How Donating Your Body to Medicine Leaves a Lasting Legacy (Part 1)

In this episode, we talk with Dr. William Albabish, Director of Anatomy at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, who explains the crucial role of the Cleveland Clinic Body Donation Program for teaching human anatomy and shaping surgical training. Dr. Albabish shares personal anecdotes and dispels common misconceptions about body donation, emphasizing the importance of body donations to medical education and the lasting legacy donors leave behind.

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April 24, 2024

How Medical Improv Can Improve Physician/Patient Communication

In this episode, we talk with Dr. David Harris, Associate Program Director for the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship, Dr. Katie Neuendorf, Program Director for the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship, and Dr. Nivaas Thanoo, Chief Resident with the Internal Medicine Residency Program, who describe the transformative power of using improvisational theater principles to improve physician/patient communication, build teams and improve physician confidence.

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April 10, 2024

How to Provide a Safe Healthcare Space for Transgender Patients

In this episode, we talk with Dr. Cecile Ferrando, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Reproductive Biology, who explores the need for creating a psychologically safe and inclusive space for transgender and all patients. She offers strategies and language clinicians can use when caring for transgender patients.

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March 27, 2024

How to Make Healthcare a Psychologically Safe Place

In this episode, we talk with Dr. Cecile Ferrando, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Reproductive Biology, who describes the importance of creating inclusive healthcare spaces for patients and caregivers. Dr. Ferrando shares strategies, such as speaking up, to create a future of healthcare inclusivity.

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