News & Record article highlights anatomical gift program at Elon

The Jan. 2 article provided an overview that the innovative program is having on the education of students in the School of Health Sciences. 

A recent article in the Greensboro News & Record offered an overview of the launch of Elon's Anatomical Gift Program and impact it is having on students in the School of Health Sciences. 

The program launched in spring 2017, and provides students in Elon's Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant Studies programs human donors to use as they learn anatomy and physiology of the human body. Elon is one of the few universities without a medical school that has its own anatomical gift program. 

News & Record Reporter Margaret Moffett heard from multiple students who spoke about the role that these donors play in their education as they prepare to become physical therapists and physician assistants. 

“It is the best gift we could have ever gotten to learn anatomy,” said Zachary Knox, a first-year student in Elon’s physical therapy program.

Faculty who work with the anatomy lab, including Janet Cope, professor of physical therapy education, talked with Moffett about the value of working in the lab. “Students observe things that are similar that make us all human,” Cope told Moffett, “and they observe things that are different that make us all unique.”

Read the entire article here and find out more about the anatomical gift program