Wearing lab coats, safety glasses and gloves and using dissection kits, 15 MHS students carefully examined and dissected the legs
of several cadavers in a modified operating room at Beacon Orthopedics this fall. Under the direction of Beacon's Dr. Benjamin Donohue, the students in Carol Lehman and Maggie Long's Honors Anatomy & Physiology classes performed arthroscopic surgery, dissected the knee, and exposed muscles and tendons.
"As an aspiring surgeon, I found it very educational and interesting. It shed light on what I should expect in my future," said Mallory Johnson.
Approximately 140 students also had the opportunity to view a live surgery of a cervical neck fusion from Christ Hospital inside the school's Harvard Room. Premier Family Care of Mason's Dr. Dale Blockexplained the surgery to the group in real-time, and answered students questions.
"I am so lucky to go to Mason and have opportunities like watching live surgeries. It was really cool to be able to actually see what we've been learning in class on a real person," said Erin Rockstroh.