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Surgical Demonstration Day

Surgical Demonstrations 2016
at Tacoma Community College
Friday, May 20, 2016

Tacoma, Wash. – Tacoma Community College will hold its annual Surgical Demonstration Day Friday, May 20, 2016, 12:00 pm– 5:00 pm in the Science and Engineering Building on the college’s Tacoma campus. Approximately 400 high school students and 150 college students are expected to attend the invitation-only event.

Students in Gavan Albright’s Human Cadaver Prosection course will explain human anatomy and demonstrate surgical procedures. Professionals in the field, college students and high school students in anatomy and advanced biology classes will be invited to observe the demonstrations.  Surgical Demonstration Day is sponsored by the TCC Biology Department with volunteer partnership from residents at Madigan Army Medical Center.

This event is by invitation only. Invitations will be sent by mid-March.  RSVPs should be submitted via our online form. Tour times will then be sent to RSVP respondents.   In accordance with Washington State law, photos of cadavers are not permitted.

Questions regarding the event can be directed to Molly Hagan,
Science/Engineering Division Secretary
Email or call 253.460.3959.

Thank you.

Thanks to the following students for presenting this year's demonstrations.

  • Sarah Biddlecome
  • Andora Brown
  • Robyn Buchanan
  • Elizabeth Frey
  • Jacqueline “Goldie” Griffith
  • Andrew Hoyt
  • Josh Jarrett
  • Nicole Kemp
  • Anna Koonce
  • Madeline Mann
  • Cassidy McKinney
  • Marquis Pounds
  • Kristen Puno
  • Justine Ross
  • Karla Salinero
  • Ava Shattuck

Also thanks to the Resident Surgeons at Madigan Army Medical Center who volunteered their time:  Dr. George E. Black and Dr. Kevin Kniery.   Last but not least Gavan Albright, TCC Biology Instructor.

Thank you to the following high schools that attended in 2015.

  • Puyallup
  • Steilacoom
  • Graham Kapowsin
  • Gig Harbor
  • Bethel
  • Clover Park
  • Tacoma Baptist
  • Franklin Pierce
  • Central Kitsap
  • White River
  • Black Hills
  • Klahowya
  • Bremerton
  • Rodgers
  • Tukwila
  • Bellarmine Prep
  • Charles Wright
  • South Kitsap
  • Curtis
  • Medical Explorers program

Thank you to following colleges that attended:

  • Bates Technical College
  • University of Puget Sound
  • Clover Park Technical College
  • Centralia College

We are glad that some of our own Biol& 242 students, our Nursing students, Dr. Ruhland, and Board members were able to attend.

We look forward to presenting again next year.

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