“The Mind Cannot Forget What the Hands have Learned” is the registered trademark of the Colorado based company Anatomy in Clay. The 28 college students who participated in a month long intensive health career awareness program are sure to agree with this slogan.
CREATE Health Scholars spent nearly 30 hours molding clay into detailed muscles and ligaments that were then attached to plastic models nearly thirty inches high. This extremely popular education activity uses the Anatomy in Clay learning system to provide students with a visual and kinesthetic learning experience to anatomy. Students learn not only about the underlying anatomical concepts and physiological functions but also about how to exercise muscles as well. The Denver Post blog on July 8, 2012 provides rich detail on this experience and includes a video link with students.
The CREATE Health Scholars program helps students develop personalized health career goals and strengthens their applications to professional school by improving knowledge and performance in pre-health core curriculum and graduate en
trance exams. Create Health Scholars is a Colorado Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Program with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus that receives funding from the Colorado Health Foundation. The Center for Research Strategies provides evaluation services for this program.
For more information about the CREATE Health Scholars program, contact Jennifer Hellier, Ph.D. at Jennifer.Hellier@ucdenver.edu.