Muscle Memory

The term "muscle memory" is often used to describe how athletes can perform a task with incredible consistency. Think about shooting a free throw in basketball. No matter where you play, the free throw...

The Free Food Gene

If there's one thing I've discovered this weekend between blocks 4 and 5, it's the stark contrast between life inside and outside of medical school. It got me thinking... there are some things which...

Farewell, My Dear Cadaver

Tuesday (February 16th) was the last day of anatomy lab. Four blocks...  over six months of growing as a medical student with the same specimen... and the journey is at en end. 😯 With surgery...

End of Block 4

This past exam week has been a marathon of sleepless nights culminating in a full session of "12 hours" from Wednesday night into Thursday morning. After the block party last night, I had been...

Sympathetic Chain, Rami Communicans, and Splanchnics

After anatomy lab today, I was fortunate to catch an explanation of rami communicans by one of our fantastic anatomy teachers. After having gone through so much of the human body's gross anatomy, it's...

Nasal Cavity Dissection

No scissors, forceps, or even a scalpel in today's lab. Instead, we busted out our woodshop skills and used a good 'ol hacksaw to split our cadaver's head into left and right halves (a...

Neck Dissection

At first glance, the neck looks relatively simple. Surely such a mundane structure can't be as difficult as the abdominal viscera, right? Wrong! When you think about it, the neck incorporates a lot of important...

Disney Movie Night

Around fifteen of my classmates took part in a "Disney Movie Marathon" yesterday evening where we essentially relived our childhoods by watching The Lion King, Anastasia (I just found out last night that it's...

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