What can medical students learn from art?

Robert Pope, Dalhousie medical school's first artist in residence, painted his journey with cancer. His work was displayed for medical students so that they could learn from what he went through and is now on exhibition for the public.
An exhibition at the Nova Scotia Art Gallery features work by the former artist-in-residence at the Dalhousie medical school, Robert Pope. The public gets to see what has been, up to now, a medical teaching tool 2:24

Robert Pope, Dalhousie medical school's first artist in residence, painted his journey with cancer. His work was displayed for medical students so that they could learn from what he went through and is now on exhibition for the public.