Over the last three weeks, we’ve dissected through the female perineum and explored the reproductive system thoroughly. Psychologically, I’ve gone from feeling confident about my anatomy knowledge to a guessing game of how severely I’ll fail the practical; however, yesterday’s sample pinning quickly restored my confidence.
By virtue of having a female cadaver, we could not partake in dissecting the male reproductive structures (which are way more complicated than a female’s), but my classmates with male cadavers have been excellent teachers in showcasing what they’ve dissected. 🙂
The perineum is a pretty nifty area. Without it, the contents of one’s abdomen would quite literally “fall out” from between their legs. That could be pretty bad. 😛
It’s kind of exciting knowing that we’ve practically finished dissecting the entire human body (except the head/neck region). Looking back, I’ve learned hundreds of new clinical correlations, muscles, bones, and ligaments… many of which I will never need to know again. With my aim at neurosurgery, block 4’s anatomy will be a lot more interesting and relevant to me. But till then, it’s time to master the abdominal/perineal region.
Wow, and now as I reread this post, I’ve realized how disconnected the content is. Oh well. 🙂