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Worth More Dead Than Alive

I was contacted by an associate at MedicalTranscription.net with regards to an image she and her team created about the black market for organs. Here’s the incredibly eye-opening animated graphic:

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I Miss Anatomy

Frankly, the joy of discovery in gross anatomy is irreplaceable. Actually seeing peripheral nerves, holding visceral organs, looking inside of another human and thinking “oh, so this is what the lecturer was talking about” is the definition of applied biological science. And I miss it. A lot.

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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 is constant – 15 feet away from a 10 foot tall basket with no obstructions. So …

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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. 😯

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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 a bit embarrassing that I still didn’t have a grasp of exactly how splanchnic nerves, the …

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