Tag: gross anatomy

Julia Schroer Julia Schroer (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Julia is a first year medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. She graduated from the University of Missouri - Columbia with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and psychology. She went on to earn her Master of Science in medical physiology and MBA from Case Western Reserve University. She is passionate about addressing disparities in healthcare and hopes to work in health care policy and leadership after graduating from medical school. When she is not studying, you can find her planning her next travel adventure, exploring local coffee shops or cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs.

Life in a Line

Many honor their cadaver with the designation of being their “first patient.” Yet, the term “patient” implies the receipt of some benefit in the form of treatment or improved well-being. Throughout our time together, I treated my cadaver with nothing but careful and thoughtful desecration. Just several months earlier I had promised to do no harm. Yet, as my inexperienced hands repeatedly sliced through layers of tissue, I could not help but feel like an intruder stealing something that was never meant to be mine.

Amira Athanasios (2 Posts)

Contributing Writer

George Washington University School of Medicine

Amira Athanasios is fourth year medical student at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. In 2015, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in biology from Scripps College in Claremont, California. She is passionate about the intersections of health, culture, religion, and humanities. After medical school, she hopes to pursue a career in child and adolescent psychiatry.