Twelve tips for running a successful body painting teaching session
Body painting in the medical education context is the painting of internal structures on the surface of the body with high verisimilitude. Body painting has many educational benefits, from the obvious acquisition of anatomical knowledge, to the less obvious benefits of improved communication skills and greater body awareness. As with any activity, which involves physical examination and undressing, sensitive delivery is imperative. The 12 tips given in this article offer advice on the practicalities of running a successful body painting session in a supportive environment, thus promoting maximum student participation.