Summer Scholars: Meet Sarah Bogan

Name: Sarah Bogan

Hometown: Sanford, NC

Undergrad: Campbell University (’18), BS Pre-medical Biology

Hobbies: Taking my dog hiking, traveling, target shooting, exploring new food, going to zoos and aquariums, and mudding!

What is the name of you Medical Summer Scholars Project? Deltoid Muscle Fiber Architecture.

I worked with classmate Justin Baird on this project; we dissected cadavers to remove their deltoid muscles. We digested the muscles in nitric acid and measured the fibers lengths and observed muscle pennation.

Why did you choose to participate in the summer scholars program? Anatomy was my favorite class during our first year of medical school, and I missed not working with cadavers due to COVID-19. I thought the MSSR program would be a great opportunity to dive deeper in anatomy while getting hands-on experience with cadavers at the same time. I never thought of specializing in surgery, but I think I’m pretty talented with a knife due to all this practice.

Advice to future medical students: Find a study schedule that works for you and stick with it. This is likely to be very different from how you studied in undergrad. Also, you don’t have to use ANKI to do well in medical school. I really hate flashcards.