faculty. This response attests to the intensity of the laboratory experience.
In order to begin a rational approach to medical training, educators will need to enlarge their understandings of what happens to students in the lab. Information about the real psychological experiences of student-physicians needs to become part of how we conceptualize both the anatomy lab and other experiences in medical training where powerful stimuli are paired with norms of silence.
1. James A. Knight, Medical Student: Doctor in the Making, New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1973.