Gross Anatomy Lab Goes From ‘Suboptimal’ to State-of-the-Art

With a ceremonial snip, officials cut the ribbon on the new gross anatomy lab at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM). The state-of-the art facility replaces the previous lab, which MSM President and Dean Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice described as undersized and “suboptimal.”

“Gross anatomy continues to be the cornerstone of education in a medical school,” she said to students, staff and faculty. “We know that it offers a strong foundation for understanding (anatomy). … We are really excited to be able to offer this for our students.”

The original anatomy lab was built to accommodate 60 students and was later increased slightly as class size expanded beyond original projections. Outfitted with the latest technology, the new lab accommodates nearly 115 students. The current first-year medical class has 97 students.

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