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Surgical Demonstration Day

Tacoma Community College will hold its annual Surgical Demonstration Day Friday, May 15, 2015 from 12pm – 5pm in the Science and Engineering Building on the Tacoma campus. After you receive your invite in the mail, please fill out the registration form for your biology or anatomy and physiology class. This event is an invitation only event.

Our procedures for this year are the following:

  • Appendectomy/Cholecystectomy
  • Thyroidectomy/Tracheostomy
  • Fasciotomy

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

Approximately 423 high high school and college students attended the 2014 event.

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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