A rise in donated cadavers to NUS Medicine’s Department of Anatomy has allowed medical students to take up dissection classes since 2016. The dissection classes were stopped in 2003 due to a shortage of human cadavers. These classes allow students to get a feel of what it is like to handle a body during surgery, because each cadaver has variations in terms of body structure, similar to each patient. In 2017, the school has received 20 donated bodies thus far. In addition to the dissection classes, students also attend anatomy prosection classes, where they study and work with cadavers that have already been dissected by experts.