Science Scene: Why seeing blood can be draining

The Daily Texan, 10/08/2015.

Photo credit: Albert Lee, Daily Texan staff

Aside from the patient’s well-being, UT pre-med students have a lot on their minds when in the operating room — heavy course loads, MCAT preparation and coping with the sight of blood.

The effect of some medical training on students’ bodies is often overlooked. Physical reactions such as fainting at the sight of blood are fairly common and can have a discouraging effect on the student.

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