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Medical Students Pay Tribute to Cadavers

Medical students show appreciation with music, essays and flowers

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May 16, 2011 | by Marla Paul

CHICAGO --- First-year medical students from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine will express their gratitude to the people who donated their bodies for the students’ anatomy studies at a special ceremony May 18 on the Chicago campus.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The event is closed to the public.

Families of the donors also will attend the ceremony, which includes essay readings, musical performances and a flower ceremony.

"As medical students we are indebted to the generosity of those who donated their bodies to medicine,” said Ana Agarrat, a first-year Feinberg student who is helping organize the ceremony. “This ceremony is one of the special ways that we can show our appreciation to the donors and their loved ones, for all that they have contributed to our medical education. They will remain integral to our medical school experience, and we want to express our sincere gratitude."

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