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In Singapore, our cadavers are donated by honourable members of the public who wish to contribute to the eudcation of medical professionals. As a form of appreciation and respect, some medical schools hold a event to commemorate our silent mentors. The term 'silent mentors' is used as it recognises the contributions that these individuals have done to further the anatomical studies of our medical students. Medical students are also given lectures on how to treat the silent mentors with care and respect. This was not done in the past but recently implemented. What are your views on respect for the dead? Also, in the future, cadavers may be replaced by realistic dummies and may become obsolete, what are your views on that?