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Medical Students Benefit from a Field Trip to Anatomy Lab



Apr 21, 2014

Bristol Campus students enrolled in Dr. Michael Minge’s Body Control Systems class had the opportunity to visit East Tennessee State University’s James H. Quillen College of Medicine gross anatomy lab recently.  Students viewed cadavers in order to better learn human anatomy.  The lab also displays various body parts such as the liver, heart, fingers, and even a human head split in half to show the cross-section of the brain. 

“It was very educational,” said medical assisting student Tabetha Miller.  “They allowed us to be hands-on.  We learned that each university medical student has a cadaver assigned to them until they graduate.  At the end of medical school the student learns the history of the person and is able to hold a memorial honoring that person.”

Students say that they benefit from seeing real life application in addition to what they learn from their textbooks.  The consensus after the trip was that everyone learned a great deal and found the trip very rewarding.  It is hoped that future students pursuing medical degrees at the Bristol Campus will have the opportunity to visit the anatomy lab.
 
Bristol Campus students are pictured in the anatomy lab with Robert Becker, the anatomy lab advisor (right).

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tags: TN-Bristol Medical: Medical Assisting - Associate Degree (MAA)