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Human Anatomy and Physiology class visits Georgetown University cadaver lab

January 30, 2017

The Human Anatomy and Physiology class visited the cadaver lab at Georgetown University Medical School to get up close and personal look at the human body.  The visit was facilitated by Madeira Chief Financial Officer, Alex Heiberger. Before coming to Madeira, Mr. Heiberger worked at GU as the Associate Dean of Administration. 

Students had the opportunity to explore a cadaver and inspect various human hearts and lungs.  Dr. Carlos Suárez-Quian, a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology coordinates the anatomy course for the medical school. Dr. Suárez-Quian offered our students a unique lecture on the history of dissection over the last 2000 years. 

In addition to Dr. Suárez-Quian’s lecture, students were able to ask questions of two 4th year medical students, Elissa Falconer and Caroline Trevistan. They took questions about many topics, including their paths to medical school, study skills, patient care, and career planning.  

 The class came away with a better understanding of the human anatomy and lots of knowledge to apply to their classroom lessons.