2018 AMI Online Salon

Project Details

  • Artist(s):  Kari Opert
  • Contributors: Kari Opert; Dallas, Texas
  • Client: UWorld
  • Copyright: © 2017 UWorld
  • Medium / software used: ZBrush, Adobe Photoshop
  • Final presentation format: Digital display
  • Primary audience: Students preparing for the MCAT exam

Project Description

This piece was created as an explanation image for a MCAT practice exam question inquiring which sperm defects would impact fertilization rates. The intent is to explain the steps of mammalian fertilization until the point of cortical reaction, so students can deduce that failure of the acrosomal reaction will prevent fertilization. Students will have already reviewed an image of the structure of a mature sperm so only structures oocyte are labeled. Because students are preparing for an exam, the image is intended to be memorable and provide context that can be recalled and applied. The primarily media delivery is on mobile device and a vertical layout was designed to accommodate a 700-pixel width restriction.