Oh man, did that story get around fast. They told us this story on the first day of anatomy last year. No one believed it.. However, in 2007 a UMDNJ doctor in Newark was fined $5,000 for stealing a severed hand from a medical school cadaver and giving it to an exotic dancer in a high-profile case that embarrassed the school.
Stony Brook has nothing to do with this, save for their novel policy of allowing photos in gross lab. Actually, I suspect that Stony Brook is full of people hoping they don't get lumped in with what one person idiotically did. Some people have no grasp of the concept that sometimes, things are best left on your hard drive only.
Two things:...or just to not be that idiot taking pictures in gross anatomy lab. Who could possibly think that that is ok? That's like thinking that flash photography is allowed in a strip club. Clearly, a bad idea.
Does bring up an interesting discussion as to FB pictures and and preservation of our reputations as (future) doctors. I know once I get that MD all those FB pictures are going on lock-down.
At my school, numerous anatomy reviews using photos taken during mock practicals have been sent out on school listserves.Know better than to take the pictures?
Mhm, agreed. Wasn't sure if he was talking about it being silly to take pics at ALL -- I was gonna say that I'd definitely do it (and then safeguard them on my hard drive) if permitted.At my school, numerous anatomy reviews using photos taken during mock practicals have been sent out on school listserves.
As far as taking inappropriate photos with cadavers or posting cadaver photos on any type of public website, that is just beyond stupid.