Real, hands-on work with donor bodies provides indispensable experience for health-related careers. It's uncommon at the undergraduate level to study cadavers and even more rare to be able to perform a dissection. At Heidelberg, you can do both.
The George Barlow Body Donor Lab offers Heidelberg students the unique opportunity to learn from and work with cadavers. The lab supports a variety of students across campus including athletic training, biochemistry, biology, exercise science, and health science majors.
No model or photo or other mammal is going to be exactly like what we find. Dissection practice helps to uncover a different kind of learning than pointing to something in a book. I can't imagine teaching anatomy any other way.
Seniors are tasked with the creation of a Donor Appreciation Ceremony during which the University celebrates the selfless acts of generosity provided to us by our body donors.
We would like to thank all those who generously donated their bodies through the Body Donation Program at The Ohio State University. Without them, we would not be able to offer such a strong anatomical curriculum.