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Surgical Demonstration Day

Tacoma Community College held its annual Surgical Demonstration Day Friday, May 23, 2014 in the Science and Engineering Building on the college’s Tacoma campus. Approximately 423 high high school and college students attended the event.

Students in Gavan Albright’s Human Cadaver Prosection course explained human anatomy and demonstrated surgical procedures. Professionals in the field, college students, and high school students in anatomy and advanced biology classes observed the demonstrations. Surgical Demonstration Day was sponsored by the TCC Biology Department with volunteer partnership from residents at Madigan Army Medical Center.

The procedures for this year's (2014) event were the following:

  • Gastric Bypass
  • Fasciotomy
  • Thoracotomy

The following high schools participated in the event: Chief Leschi, Puyallup, Spanaway Lake, Gig Harbor, Tacoma Baptist, Bethel, South Kitsap, White River, Steilacoom, Bremerton, Stadium, Klahowya, Central Kitsap, Rodgers, Bellarmine, Franklin Pierce, Charles Wright, Curtis, Cascade Christian, Foster, and a high school group from Medical Explorers. The following colleges participated: Highline Co. College, Bates Technical College, Centralia Co. College, Tacoma Community College, and Olympic Co. College. Thank you for all who intended; we hope to see you next year!

Questions about the event for next year? You can contact Molly Hagan at

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