Originally Posted by Bearby
Not having guidance has been difficult for me to handle, because I get worried about cutting through something that I shouldn't...especially with the arteries and nerves. .
A word of advice..... as far as I know, no school grades you on how "well" you do your dissection. Dissecting is a tool to learn, that is all. Way too many people get stressed out over this exact thing. At Penn anyway, you can study on anyone's specimen, so if you don't have a great dissection in one area, look at someone else's!
That is something I wish I knew first time around, I would have been much bolder in getting through the cutting part quicker, and exposing more of the specimen. Not recommending you do a complete hack job, but really nothing to be tentative about.