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Apply now for the 2014 International Human Cadaver Prosection Program at IU School of Medicine – Northwest

Volunteers assist in preparing gross-anatomy donors as part of unique medical education program; application deadline March 30

Monday Dec 09, 2013

The International Human Cadaver Prosection Program (IHCPP) at Indiana University School of Medicine – Northwest (IUSM-NW) is now accepting applications for the 2014 session, scheduled for July 29 – 31.

The hands-on medical education program, the only one of its kind in the country, affords students and working professionals the opportunity to learn about anatomy and radiology by working in the medical school’s gross anatomy laboratory.

The volunteers will work alongside medical students and faculty, practicing physicians and other professionals to prepare the body donors for the fall 2014 gross anatomy class. The physical process of prosection includes the removal of donors’ skin and body fat to expose organs, muscles and other anatomical structures.

Participants who are accepted into the IHCPP program will be asked to attend four preparatory classes in June. In July, volunteers will also have the opportunity to assist with the medical imaging of the medical donors.

Applicants for the IHCPP need not be medical professional or pre-medical students to participate.

Application materials must be received no later than March 30, 2014, to be considered. Participants will be informed on April 30, 2014.

Brochure: 2014 International Human Cadaver Prosection Program

Application: 2014 International Human Cadaver Prosection Program

For more information on the International Human Cadaver Prosection Program, please contact Ernest Talarico, Ph.D., at or (219) 981-4356.

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