However, OHSU’s Body Donation Program plays a key role in both educating medical professionals and conducting research.
This past weekend, the Albany Democrat-Herald ran two stories on the subject. Here is an excerpt:
At Oregon Health & Science University, first-year students begin their gross anatomy course with a lecture by Bill Cameron, head of the college’s body donation program.
The talk is titled “Your First Patient.”
And the first patient is a cadaver — actually two of them, one of each gender — that will help students learn how the body and its systems work.
“We’re fortunate that there are a lot of generous people out there who are not candidates for organ or tissue donation who are willing to help our students,” Cameron said.
If you want to read both stories, here they are: