Donate Your Body, Donate Knowledge

anatomy

By: Kristy Pugh, 1st year graduate student in the Anatomy Program

8313620499_38971b9463_oWe sometimes hear people talk about “donating their bodies to science.”

But what happens to these bodies, and why would anyone choose to give their body away?

This past year, as a first-year graduate student, I had the opportunity to find the answers to these questions firsthand.

Our Gross Anatomy class was a 12-week course and involved a full cadaver dissection.