GI Dissection

It's been a while since I've written an entry about my experiences in the anatomy lab, so I'll play some catchup. My tank has been exploring the wonders of the gastrointestinal tract over the last...

Beginning of Block 3

Today was the first day of Block 3 - GIMNER (Gastrointestinal, Metabolism, Nutrition, Endocrinology, and Reproduction). Whew, just typing that list wore me out. I can't imagine what the coming weeks will bring. 😀 Much...

Cadaver Lab Workshop

Yesterday afternoon, the emergency medicine interest group (EMIG), a student run organization, showed students how to insert a chest tube, how to intubate, and how to administer simple interrupted sutures. We also got to...

Mediastinum Dissection

The last few anatomy labs have been relatively easy, and today's was no different. This morning's agenda consisted of peering deep into the thoracic cavity uncovering the structures below the heart and lungs, particularly...

Lung Dissection

Today, we explored the incredibly unique structure of the lungs. Most of the tissues we've dealt with so far have been rather dense and/or fibrous, but the lungs presented us with far more spongy...

Heart Dissection

Tuesday morning, my anatomy tankmates and I continued our journey through the human body. The next stop brought us to the heart - arguably the most important muscle in the entire body (aside from...

Beginning of Block 2

Today was the first day of block 2. Waking up at 5:30 AM, I was eager to get started on dominating the next four weeks worth of lectures and labs - how quickly this...

End of Block 1

Today was my first exam in medical school. Wow. And it's finally over! Here's how the exam was broken down for you curious Internet goers. 8:30 to 11:30 AM - 125 multiple choice questions with...

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