Medical Students Learned on the Bodies, Now Honor the Donors

Medical Students Learned on the Bodies, Now Honor the Donors

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pastor bows downGeorgetown University medical students recently held their yearly religious service, to say thank you to anatomical donors.

Each year, 19,000 medical students in the United States dissect cadavers as part of their introduction to medicine. It is one of the most sensitive rites of becoming a doctor because it is the students’ first encounter with death.

Each year their schools hold some type of memorial service at the end of the year to honor donors.

At the George Washington University medical school, family members spoke, and students sang and performed original dance. The service ended with a release of butterflies.

(READ the story in the Washington Post)

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