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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 7-9

Experiences of Medical Students on First Exposure in Dissection Room


1 Department of Anatomy, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sheikpura, Patna, Bihar, India
2 Junior resident (non-academic), Patna Medical College, Patna, India
3 Department of Forensic Medicine, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sheikpura, Patna, Bihar, India

Correspondence Address:
Rajiv Ranjan Sinha
Associate Professor, Dept. of Anatomy, IGIMS, Patna
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


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Background: As 1ST Year preclinical medical students start and/or enter the MBBS course, they go through the anatomy dissection, which involves interaction with cadavers and cadaveric material. Aim & Objective: The objective of this study was to record the reactions of students during the first exposure to the human cadaver in the course of First MBBS. Material & Methods: Questionnaire was distributed to all 1st year medical students. The questionnaire was made with the objective of identifying specific patterns of reaction and problems faced by the students in their first exposure to the human cadaver. Results: The commonest symptoms experienced were loss of appetite (33%). The commonest cause of their symptoms was studied and the result shows that it was the smell of the embalmed cadaver, as reported by 55% of the 1st year students.


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