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Surgical Demonstration Day

Surgical Demonstration Day
at Tacoma Community College
Friday May 19, 2017

Tacoma Community College held its annual Surgical Demonstration Day on Friday, May 19 from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm in the Science and Engineering Building (#15) on the college’s Tacoma campus. More than 400 high school students and college students schools attended the invitation-only event.

Professor Gavan Albright’s Human Cadaver Prosection Biology 280 course provided presentations demonstrating surgical procedures utilizing human cadavers.  We had an amazing cast of Biol& 280 students who presented the prosections.  Many of these students later pursue various careers in medical careers and research.   Surgical Demonstration Day is sponsored by the TCC Biology Department and Madigan Army Medical Center.

This year we had in attendance 22 public and private high schools from Pierce, King, and Kitsap County.  The high schools were the following: Auburn Adventist, Bellarmine Prep, Bethel, Black Hills, Charles Wright Academy, Cascade Christian, Curtis, Franklin Pierce, Gig Harbor, Klahowya, Lakes, Life Christian Academy, Peninsula, Puyallup, Rodgers, South Kitsap, Spanaway Lake, Science and Math Institute, Tacoma School of the Arts, Stadium, Tacoma Baptist, White River, and Wilson. We also had college students from Bates Technical College, Centralia College, and Biology students from Tacoma Community College.

We would like to thank the Biol& 280 students who presented the prosections. Accolades go to the following: Melissa Yeisley, Carly Glassy, Andrea Barragan, Ashley Walmer, and Morgana Johns, Bryan Michel, Katie Lager, Georges  Simo, Emily Parker, and Rain Coley, Gabreil Santana, Sean Barlow, Hong Cai, Jonathan Allison, and Dane McTear.

As always, we want to thank Professor Gavan Albright for his mentorship and outstanding leadership and the following Madigan physicians for providing supplemental instruction.   Dr. John Kuckelman, Dr. Cody Phillips, and Dr. Michael Derickson.  

We look forward to seeing everyone next year.

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