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I'd love to do a medicine degree, but I really, really do not want to do human dissections. I've always avoided watching dissection videos at school, avoided the trip to the Body World, but it seems that if I want to do a medicine degree I can't avoid dissections?
The weird thing is that I'm absolutely fine with animal/organ dissections....just not human bodies.


So is it possible to avoid it?


P.S. I'm not looking to become a GP or a surgeon, but a Psychiatrist. Although I doubt that would make any difference at all.
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How about human prosections?
Are you disgusted by that too?
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Surely you need to be able to handle it if you're going to become a doctor?
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Surely you need to be able to handle it if you're going to become a doctor?
I was looking more at becoming a psychiatrist. Unfortunately for that a medicine degree is needed.
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Is playing the board game `Operation` for 3 hours enough to compensate? if so, sorted!
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(Original post by Evanesyne)
I was looking more at becoming a psychiatrist. Unfortunately for that a medicine degree is needed.
you'll still have to do some basic training in surgery along the way, is that okay with you? is it just the fact that it is on cadavers that bothers you?
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you'll still have to do some basic training in surgery along the way, is that okay with you? is it just the fact that it is on cadavers that bothers you?
Yes, it's just cadavers. I'm beginning to think I'm weird because I'm fine with skeletons too.
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Warwick doesn't use them, but you get see an autopsy. And certifying death is part of a doctor's job.
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Yes, it's just cadavers. I'm beginning to think I'm weird because I'm fine with skeletons too.
I can understand why you might find it a bit disturbing.....

But for me it was one of the reasons I applied!
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Surprisingly perhaps, but when it comes down to it, it is no big deal. I do remember that one fellow student unfortunately feinted and all would have been fine, except they smacked there head on the table on the way down, suffice to say all was not then fine ( well for a day or two at least...).
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I can understand why you might find it a bit disturbing.....

But for me it was one of the reasons I applied!
:eek: Seriously?
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(Original post by Evanesyne)
I'd love to do a medicine degree, but I really, really do not want to do human dissections. I've always avoided watching dissection videos at school, avoided the trip to the Body World, but it seems that if I want to do a medicine degree I can't avoid dissections?
The weird thing is that I'm absolutely fine with animal/organ dissections....just not human bodies.


So is it possible to avoid it?


P.S. I'm not looking to become a doctor, but a Psychiatrist. Although I doubt that would make any difference at all.
Have you considered becoming a Vet?
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(Original post by Evanesyne)

P.S. I'm not looking to become a doctor, but a Psychiatrist. Although I doubt that would make any difference at all.
Psychiatrists are doctors :curious:

There are several medical schools out there which don't offer cadaver dissction...Peninsula comes to mind immediately.

Besides it's not that bad, can't you just grit your teeth and get through it? Consider it as a lump of meat, not a human body...if you look at it completely dispassionately you might not feel as squeamish.
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:eek: Seriously?
Yeah! Cutting up dead people sounds seriously cool

But then I do have a blood fetish as well....so maybe I am weird.
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Good luck being a doctor if you cant stand the sight of the inside of the human body.
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(Original post by Evanesyne)

P.S. I'm not looking to become a doctor, but a Psychiatrist. Although I doubt that would make any difference at all.
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a psychiatrist is a Medical Practitioner and requires full Registration and a licence to practice ... so i'd be interested to know what exactly you mean by that comment
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Yeah! Cutting up dead people sounds seriously cool

But then I do have a blood fetish as well....so maybe I am weird.
When I die and my body is given to medical pratice, I pray I dont get you :p:
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(Original post by GottaLovePhysics! :))
When I die and my body is given to medical pratice, I pray I dont get you :p:
That's what you sign up for
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(Original post by GottaLovePhysics! :))
When I die and my body is given to medical pratice, I pray I dont get you :p:
would you rather get someone who'd throw up all over you? :p:
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That's what you sign up for
Nowhere did it say my body may be given to people with "blood feteshs" for extended periods of time :p:
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