First year medical students of Mbarara University of Science and Technology, fainted after being presented a dead body for study purposes.
These students have vowed to leave their dream course as many of them thought being a doctor was about wearing a lab coat and being admired by onlookers.
Some freshers who made it to the course yesterday collapsed and fainted when they had to finally face the cadavers (dead bodies used in practicals). The students, both boys and girls had to face it rough that particular afternoon as some thought the end of the world had come.
One student fainted straight away and was quickly rushed out for medical attention. Even the boys kept a distance as their female lecturer kept asking them to draw closer, but to them it had become a matter of life and death.
Three other girls were spotted packing their bags and mattresses nga Mbarara tejakusoboka. Another one was overheard saying “okushoma kwayanga, hati kanze kuhinga ebichooli”
A cadaver is a dead human body that is used by medical students, physicians and other scientists to study anatomy, identify disease sites, determine causes of death, and provide tissue to repair a defect in a living human being. Students in medical school study and dissect cadavers as a part of their education. Others who study cadavers include archaeologists and artists.