Affton Students Learn Alongside Professionals From St. Anthony's, SSM and SLU Medical School
Students compared human anatomy to cow and sheep anatomy in the Project Lead the Way program at Affton High School.
The Project Lead the Way program drew local medical professionals to assist with hands-on learning at Affton High School last month.
Students enrolled in the program were able to investigate the anatomy of the brain and spinal cord, notes a news release from the school district.
Four professionals assisted with the learning: Dr. Paul H. Young (MD), neurosurgeon with St. Anthony’s Medical Center; Dr. Paul A. Young (PHD), anatomy professor at St. Louis University Medical School; Dr. Julia C. Young (MD), pediatrician with SSM Preferred Pediatrics; and Lisa Carr, neurosurgical RN at St. Anthony’s Medical Center.
Students worked in pairs while the professionals demonstrated the anatomical differences between humans and sheep, the release notes.
In February, a general surgery resident at St. Louis University Hospital also visited the biomedical classes to discuss the anatomy of the eye. Students worked in pairs to dissect cow eyes while Dr. Nicholas Rottler compared the anatomy of cow eyes to human eyes.
“The eye is the window to the brain,” stated Dr. Rottler in the news release. “It is a very important structure for surgeons and one of the first things we look at when someone comes in to an ER with trauma.”
Project Lead the Way is an organization that prepares students for success in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
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