|Flowers and their messages two days later|
The 165 students of the first year who all take the anatomy class were in attendance. They all write notes on a special card with their thoughts on it. Each as tied with a bow to a stem of a mum and handed to the attendants. The program was poignant with formal presentations by the Vice Chancellor and the Director of Anatomy as well as student compositions and reflections interspersed with musical selections demonstrating the wide talent of the medical students.
After the ceremony there was a reception. I had a chance to talk with several of the medical students, reflecting on their experiences and my thoughts on their chosen career. I found the students serious, humane and curious. They were looking into medicine form a deep sense of humanity and with a great feeing of hope. They all expressed in simple and more complex ways thier appreciation for the donation. I was impressed. Their's is a challenging path.