Building a low-cost gross anatomy laboratory: A big step for a small university


  • Evan Goldman

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    1. School of Science and Health, Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • School of Science and Health, Philadelphia University, School House Lane and Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144, USA
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This article illustrates details of the planning, building, and improvement phases of a cost-efficient, full-dissection gross anatomy laboratory on a campus of an historically design-centric university. Special considerations were given throughout the project to the nature of hosting cadavers in a building shared amongst all undergraduate majors. The article addresses these needs along with discussion of relevant furnishings and infrastructure that went into the creation of a fully outfitted gross anatomy laboratory (ten cadavers) completed within a significantly constrained timeline and $210,000 budget. Anat Sci Educ. © 2010 American Association of Anatomists.