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

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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

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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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