May 11, 2021

Heart Inlets: Reflections of life and death in the anatomy lab by medical student Valerie Chen

  • By Ryann Monahan

Every year, when a Carle Illinois College of Medicine class completes their anatomy course, they hold a ceremony to honor the donors. Students write poetry or essays, share anatomy-related paintings, and play music. It is attended by the anatomy professor, students, and families of the donors. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the families have not attended recent ceremonies in person, but the art/writing has been printed into a booklet and shared with them.  This essay reflecting […]

October 28, 2019

Heart Inlets

  • By Valerie Chen

Anatomy lab is arguably the most famous rite of passage in medical school.