During the Spring of 2013 the MedAdvance Internship Program undertook an outreach project that would bring the wonders of science and medicine directly to students in the Denver area. The idea sprung from the anatomy and suture labs held for high schoolers at the SERI facility in Thornton, but these workshops are limited to high schoolers enrolled in an anatomy and physiology course. MedAdvancers saw great potential to spark an interest in science and medicine early by reaching younger audiences and bring the resources to them.
Titled MedAdvance Mobile Dissections, the interns created a varied curriculum of workshops and presentations to take into elementary, middle, and high schools. The curriculum primarily focused on teaching kids about anatomy, physiology, and the human body through dissections – MedAdvance’s specialty. It also touched on topics like healthcare careers, college, and other opportunities to learn more about the natural world.
MedAdvance hopes its mobile dissections reach new audiences of students and inspire them to take a more active role in learning about the world around them through science.