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Okay so yeah...I just showed the med school dean's wife how to draw. That was pretty fun.

So I've bee planning a sketching class for med students basically since med school started. Now I've got funding for 20 or so med students, strong support from faculty, plus somewhat of a curriculum lined up. First there will be an abbreviated course on art fundamentals. After that I've got some still life exercises in mind, and then some models lined up for figure drawing, as well as some clinical exercises in mind for drawing a representation of organs based on ultrasound and MRI scans (working with an MD to further elaborate on this aspect). We'll start with graphite sketching, move on to charcoals, and then, if I manage to nab extra funding (and I think I'll get it), we'll be moving on to color media (oil pastels, acrylics).

I'd like some input on what you think I should emphasize to really make the whole experience fun and not boring, especially in the beginning. I'd especially love to hear from people who've gone through art school.
So...any suggestions?
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Good luck, man. hopefully you've got the start to something really awesome :D
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Sometimes it's easy to forget just how privileged we are to have the freedom to troll online.
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Okay, kind of late to the Ice Cream Sandwich party, but Google did pretty well with this new iteration. Running pretty smoothly on the TF101.
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So, really bad medical joke...


Patient goes in to see the doc about some general malaise. After 20 minutes of thorough examinations the doc apologizes to the patient, "I'm sorry but I just can't seem to figure out what is wrong you. I think it could be the drink."

Patient replies, "Ah don't worry about it Doc, sure I'll come back when you're sober."
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Oh man, this entire thread. :'D http://i.imgur.com/xtDwm.jpg
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What do you guys think? A parental "assessment" may give a better perspective of an applicant as a person (not necessarily their academic or professional capabilities) coming from a parent who knows how to critically assess their kid's strengths and weaknesses, but considering the number of helicoptor parents there are these days...
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Meh... As it mentioned, no doubt some parents are honest about their kids. And good for them. Others, no doubt are all about bias.

But, I can see the merits if a professional was reading these recommendations... Since a professional would be able to weed out a lot of the bullshit letters.

Though I still think it's preferable if parents ( and friends) were left out of the recommendation process, but it is an interesting idea, especially since they mention that it's for "texture" only.
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Submitting this to the OSU College of Medicine art show. Hoping this comes up well on paper.
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Still got 1337 art skills, I see. :D
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So I had my non-graded clinical encounter today where I basically talked to a standardized patient about his problem(s), did a quick physical exam, and then had to consult him and make him quit smoking.

Honestly I dreaded going in to this whole thing for some reason, but everything just seemed to click together the moment I entered the patient room. The rapport was there; I got the patient to smile and laugh; nailed all the history details; had no slip-ups during the exam. And the follow-up was pretty good considering how unprepared I felt.

This kind of feeling has been a bit rare in the sea of frustration of the 1st pre-clinical year (let's not even mention the debt from loans), comprised of long hours cramming in the library and having this sense of being just another guy who can't match up to a class of 260+ distinguished young people.

But it's these small "light bulb moments" that make me convinced...yup, this is where I belong. After all the years of meandering, I've found meaning and purpose.

tl;dr: Today's been a happy day.
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Hope you have many more.
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