Forearm Extensors and Flexors

Today in gross anatomy, my group dissected out the extensor and flexor compartments of the forearm. We found muscles like the flexor carpi ulnaris, extensor carpi radialis brevis, and abductor pollicis longus. A part of me wishes I knew Latin before medical school. 😉

We have our first and only diagnostic exam tomorrow morning. It’ll cover the first two weeks of material, and hopefully give us a rough idea of how effective our study habits are. As for me, I have a game plan going into the exam – everything is vimentin positive, and everything connects to trapezius (laterally, medially, proximally, and distally). 😀 That should help me ace the exam, right? Right!

Also, tomorrow is the first day of my preceptorship. My sessions are every other Wednesday at the Baylor Clinic with an ob/gyn. Can’t wait to learn more about the “art” of medicine from an expert… though the whole “I’m a first year, male medical student following an ob/gyn” hasn’t quite set in yet. Oh well, it’s a valuable opportunity, and I intend to make the most of it!

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