A clean desk is a sign of a cluttered drawer.
In my last post providing an overview of med school and classes and such, I promised a separate post just for anatomy because I like it so much. So here we go.
Anatomy more or less dominates our first block of classes. We have three lectures a week, each followed by a marathon session in the dissection lab. There are four students per body, meaning there is plenty of work cut out for everyone. A dedicated brigade of professors (some of whom are reportedly renowned experts in their fields) and TAs roams around to provide assistance to floundering groups or to regale the idle ones with grand stories about exciting discoveries in the field of anatomy. The lab is akin to a bazaar, full of boisterousness and healthy chaos.
Of course that's not how we felt the day before our first class at all. Notorious anatomy horror stories had trickled down from upperclassmen - accidentally perforated bowels, the pernicious odor of formalin, and so on - and none of us wa...read more