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A Slip of the Hand

On my first day of Medical School we attended the anatomy lab to begin work in dissection. While working my hand slipped and I stabbed my knuckle into the blade of a scalpel. I took myself off to the ER at UBC Hospital to have a few stitches. I was so pumped up with pride and excited to announce to the ER Doc that I was a medical student. He was thoroughly disinterested and went about his work. As I headed back to class I fainted, bang, onto the concrete in the parking lot.

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Dr. Kathleen Alexander

West Vancouver, Canada

Graduated 1979, Bachelor of Science, Hon.

Faculty of Science

Graduated 1985, Medical

Faculty of Medicine