Last Day of Dissection

Today was my last day of gross anatomy lab.  I’ve got to say, it’s a little bittersweet.  On one hand, it is a huge sigh of relief to be done with anatomy.  (aside from a practical, a block exam, and the final, that is…)  On the other hand, I am going to kind of miss it.

I have really enjoyed dissecting – much more than I thought I would.  I have bonded with my lab group, and with Walter, of course.  And I really have learned a lot.  Dissection has made learning anatomy so much easier for me.  I really don’t know how students do it at schools that have abandoned gross anatomy lab.

It is also crazy to think that I know pretty much every structure in the human body (or at least I do in theory).  The time went really quickly, and I don’t feel like I know as much as I should.  I am only months away from being a second year, and I’m just not quite ready for that.

I mean…I am done with anatomy…that’s all there is.  It is over.  After the practical, Walter will be cremated, and he will be out of my life forever.  Our relationship is ending, and I feel like it just began!

I guess it is just a weird feeling…I am sure it will be hit me in a week after the practical is over, but right now I just don’t have the time or energy to decide how I really feel about it. I had two exams today…I have two more tomorrow….and one the next day…and a case presentation after that.  I need to go study!!!  I am just hoping that this blizzard coming tomorrow isn’t so bad they have to reschedule things because that will make my life much more stressful!  Aaaaaaaaah!

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About emilyehoward

My name is Emily, and I am a first year Internal Medicine Resident in Phoenix, Arizona. I live with my husband Nicholas and my daughter Anika. And I hope you enjoy my blog!
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2 Responses to Last Day of Dissection

  1. neive says:

    what do you dissecect(sorry cant spell) hopfully not any frogs!

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