Skull Dissection

At last... the first day of head/neck anatomy lab! My group spent most of the two hours exploring a skull while the lab directors/TAs went around removing the brains from our cadavers, so they...

The Eve of Block 4

I'm pretty sure no one has ever been this excited to start head and neck anatomy, but I am. However nerdy it sounds, I've been looking forward to block 4 (head/neck, pathology, immunology, and...

Pros and Cons of Attending Baylor College of Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), the beloved institution responsible for my medical education, has proven to be an amazing place indeed. Many prospective students as well as current interviewees face a point in their...

Structure Function – The More, The Less – God and Man

The human body is a beautiful thing. Why? Because of how effectively and reliably it establishes homeostasis in an environment which is in constant flux. Most of us take our inner workings for granted,...

End of Foundations

It feels like just yesterday when I was at orientation with my PRN group in July. Now we're already 1/3rd done with all of our pre-clinicals and staring down block 4 (head/neck, immunology, pathology)...

Female Perineum Dissection

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...

First Standardized Patient

Tuesday afternoon, I had my first encounter with a standardized patient (SP) as part of the PPS I HX/PE exam. I was responsible for taking the patient's complete history and vital signs as well...

Embryology – Against the Odds

Someday in the future when I get married and have children, I'll probably be asked: "Daddy, where do babies come from?" A year ago, I would have confidently voiced the "when a man and...

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