Tag Archive: gross anatomy

Dec 12

Showing Up

They say that 90 percent of life is showing up. As a spiritual director, I can tell you that sometimes that’s all that is needed. I hadn’t been back to the gross anatomy lab in some time, preferring to spend time at the simulation center at the medical school. I also think that after awhile …

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Sep 21

Gross Anatomy Hackey Sack


So today out first year Medical and Dental students took their first big exam in gross anatomy. For longtime readers, you’ll remember that each year I give out these little stress dolls to the students to keep them loose: He doesn’t look like ME at all. But isn’t he cute? Scrubs, big teeth for the …

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Jan 26

They Learned From Their Bodies and Today They Remember


Today was the memorial service for the donors to the gross anatomy lab at the medical school and so, I was asked to offer this opening prayer: They could not see, but yet their eyes gave you insight. They could not speak, but their voices whispered to you to learn all you could. They could …

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Jan 28

Why Priests Should Wear Their Collars…and why lay ministers need something to identify themselves like it

Earlier this week I went to a campus function with Fr. Pat, the pastor of our North Campus. It’s rare that I see him without his collar on, as he wears it often, especially when on “official business.” We walked into the gross anatomy lab, as I was getting a tour of the facility from …

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