Cadets Conduct Laboratory Training on Surgical Procedures
Premedical cadets from the Class of 2019 enrolled in Human Anatomy traveled to Bethesda, MD, to conduct laboratory training and simulations on various surgical procedures at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS) and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC). The cadets engaged in practical demonstrations of anatomical forensics by Dr. Guinevere Granite, PhD, Director and Human Anatomy Course Coordinator at USUHS, who has been featured on the Smithsonian Channel's documentary, Secrets: Bog Bodies. The cadets attended lectures on military surgical operations by CAPT Eric Elster, MD, Chair of the Department of Surgery at USUHS and WRNMMC and COL Fred Lough '70, MD, Deputy Chair of the Department of Surgery at USUHS and WRNMMC, and then they engaged in surgical orientation in the human cadaver lab at USUHS. Finally, the cadets were trained on cutting-edge neuro-vasculature clearing techniques, cranium drilling and patching techniques, and radiology- and imagery-assisted surgical techniques by technicians and physicians from industry leading companies and hospitals in the National Capitol Region.