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Medical Schools Seek Bodies for Training Purposes

If you were to donate your body to science, what does that mean? Who gets it? What happens to it? Full Focus talks with Dr. Maria Savoia about UCSD's body donation program and the medical discoveries

What does it mean to donate your body to science? Where does it go and what is it used for? Dr. Maria Savoia joins us from UCSD to talk about the Body Donation Program. She will discuss the types of medical discoveries made through this type of research at universities, the critical shortage of donors and the importance of the program to medical students in-training.


  • Dr. Maria Savoia – UCSD School of Medicine, Vice Dean for Medical Education and professor of Medicine.