The Anatomy Lab, still under construction, is on the fourth floor opposite the OMM Lab. The lab is 5,300 square feet, with large windows providing natural light and showcasing the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. The lab incorporates an impressive HVAC system, providing air exchanges at a rate of approximately 17 times per hour. This system works with the downdraft dissection tables, which are vented (600 CFM per table) to provide odor- and chemical-free environments. The Anatomy Lab is in full compliance with all Anatomical Board Standards.
Shown above are 26 dissection tables/stations. Accompanying computer monitors are to be installed at each station.
The instructional space will have up-to-date technology that provides for live presentations, CCTV broadcasts, and recording of procedures, prosections, and pathology. These presentations can be displayed at each dissection table or stored digitally for future education uses.
The lab will use wireless Internet access to allow integration access to all educational resources within the College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) and promote the integration of anatomical science with clinical science. Resources include: electronic dissection programs, cross-sectional anatomy diagnostic imaging, and 3-D video content.
A cold storage unit and a large mortuary and preparatory area separate from the main lab will allow long-term cadaver storage, prosection preparation, research and educational resources, and embalming capabilities.