Preclinical



A Hardened Heart: Lessons from the Autopsy Room

As I lifted my head away from my work, I realized that I was being watched. On the other side of the window was a group of five young women, mouths agape and eyes wide open. They were students, up and coming radiology technicians, brought here to observe. Their instructor was hoping to desensitize them to the harsh reality of death and prepare them for the day that they would venture here alone with mobile x-ray machines.

You Don’t Until You Know

The library opens at 8 a.m. As usual, I overestimated my commute and arrived almost 15 minutes early. This became an everyday occurrence for not just me but for another library inhabitant like myself, That one guy. As I approached the library’s closed double-doors, I saw that one guy waiting.

Lydia Boyette (1 Posts)

Managing Editor

Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine


Lydia Boyette is a fourth year DO/MBA dual degree student at Campbell University, and she is excited to be a co-managing editor for in-Training Magazine. Throughout medical school, Lydia has written stories about her experiences learning clinical skills. As an aspiring anesthesiologist, she has sought opportunities to study physiology. PubMed and StatPearls recently published one of her essays on the physiology of myocardial oxygen demand. Subsequently, fifty medical education texts through StatPearls Publishing, LLC cited this review article. Lydia has spent a significant amount of time working for community health centers in rural North Carolina. She serves as a student physician ambassador for her school and previously held the position of editor-in-chief for the Campbell University Community Care Clinic Newsletter. In 2015, she graduated magna cum laude from Campbell University with a bachelor of business administration in healthcare management and a minor in general science. She also served as an English composition tutor and editor. While completing her undergraduate degree, Lydia was inducted into several honor societies including Phi Kappa Phi, Delta Mu Delta, Pre-Med Allied Health, and Who's Who of Campbell University Class of 2015.