We thought this day would never come. Anatomy lab is finally over!! I know you're all devastated that you won't be hearing all of the gory details anymore. But to be honest, I think the end of the semester came just in time. You see, despite the fact that he is huge and always full of surprises, Bubba actually contained a lot of great representations of anatomical structures (according to Dr. Ohde). As a result, pretty much every inch of him has been cut, poked, and prodded...not to mention the fact that he is starting to smell a little funky. So last night we said our goodbyes to our four "teachers." Though we were clearly delirious after a 13 hour day during finals week (see photos below) we did take a moment to silently express how grateful we were to the individuals who donated their bodies so that we could learn all about the human form and someday better serve our patients because of it. Though I was certainly not sad to throw away my dissection shoes and the Vick's vapor rub forever, it actually was a really incredible experience. And to give you a better idea of what life is like in the dissection dungeon I've included some pictures.
Dr. Ohde's Anatomy Lab 2010
Marie's not so sure about the whole face dissection thing...
Though I’ve often been the type to get lost day dreaming about “someday” I am finding more and more that what is important is right now. After spending four amazing years at a fratastic ACC school, I moved to Nashville, TN to pursue my masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology. And though I adored Music City, the real world was calling me to DC for my first grown-up job so my sweet puppy and I recently made the move to our new home in the district! Though at times embarrassing and only moderately entertaining, this is a little window into my world.