The International Human Cadaver Prosection Program at IU School of Medicine—Gary is an intensive structured experience that emphasizes human anatomy through dissection of human cadaver specimens. Program participants conduct a first-hand advanced dissection of the upper and lower extremities and benefit from hands-on work in radiology and surgical orthopaedics, prosthetics and orthotics.
The program is open to individuals interested in attending medical school or advancing knowledge of clinical and basic sciences. The International Human Cadaver Prosection Program is designed for students who are interested in human anatomy as well as professionals seeking to review skills that can be applied to their professional practice.
Participants in the program learn how to professionally dissect human cadaveric specimens and prepare radiographic materials in a human gross anatomy laboratory. Participants are required to attend a series of lectures and workshops, interpret and apply radiographic findings, as well as other clinical correlates and anatomical findings to dissections in the laboratory.
At the conclusion of the program, all prosectors participate in a cadaver memorial service that encourages prosectors, faculty and others to reflect upon the cadaver experience and to share their thoughts and stories of discovery. Professionals are eligible for Continuing Medical Education Credit as part of this course.
Due to unforeseeable logistical issues, the International Prosection Program for Summer 2019 has been canceled. Enrolled students can email IU School of Medicine for information related to refunds for fees paid.