Originally Posted by breenie
Yeah, now I see what the second years were complaining about... but the accent really wasn't that bad. It was the actual words.
Dr. C lecture? He's one of my favorite professors ever! He teaches 80% of LA anatomy lectures so figuring him out is a must! It sounds like he's barely teaching you guys at all in small animal from what a few of your class members said. A lot of our class would type every word out of his mouth furiously during class or tape it and make a manuscript later. Even if he's drawing on the board...type what he's saying, everything is important. Once it's all down on paper and you read it back it actually makes a lot of sense.
For the lab part everyone seems to have their own preference but no matter what KNOW YOUR BONES! Know every, single term, each foramen, what goes through each foramen, where each muscle attaches, how the attachment corresponds to the muscle function etc, etc. I liked to make my own typed up list with each term and everything 'special' about it and just drill it daily. We would go in every morning and run through the bone list including attachments, etc and it would be a breeze on practical day but those are points you do not want to lose. A lot of our class was taken by surprise by how many bone questions were on the first exam.
Good luck guys! Hope the first week wasn't too stressful...