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This is My Body: Reflections of a Medical Student in Anatomy Lab

April 25, 2019
Anatomy diagram of a woman

Reflections of a Medical Student in Anatomy Lab

Kathryn Norman, second year medical student in the PURCH Track, stands at a bench in anatomy lab. She's looking down at a teacher who died in her 90s and donated her body to UMass Medical School—so she could continue her calling after death, according to the note she has written to the medical students huddling around her form.

In her opinion piece, "This Is My Body", published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Norman reflects on the awe she feels at "this beautiful gift," as well as the obligation of "being her final students."

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