Cadaver ball marks end of first-year anatomy course
On March 24 about 200 revelers gathered at the New Haven Lawn Club to celebrate the end of the first-year anatomy course in an annual ritual known as the Cadaver Ball. A longstanding tradition at medical schools around the country, at Yale the celebration is held in conjunction with a service honoring the individuals who have donated their bodies to the medical school. Those attending the ball included faculty; most first-year medical students; and students from other classes and from the public health and graduate school departments. Bryan Hong, one of the organizers of the ball, danced with his girlfriend, Laura Hahn.