Physical Therapy Students Volunteer to Teach Gross Anatomy to Local High School Students

Recently, more than 100 high school students from Aloha High School and Faith Bible High School toured the gross anatomy labs on Pacific University’s Hillsboro Campus as a capstone experience for their year-long anatomy class. Students and chaperones alike communicated their gratitude at the opportunity to learn from the human cadavers, with many students expressing their surprise at how different the muscles and organs of the body look “in real life” as compared to the images in textbooks.

This event would not have been possible without the volunteer work of twelve first-year physical therapy students (pictured below) and the generous educational gift provided by our body donors.

Physical therapy students volunteer at local schools

Back row (left to right): Claudia Cordero, SPT; Kayla Peters, SPT, Courtney Belt, SPT; Sarah Tiffany, SPT; Jessica Truong, SPT; Jamie Condiss, SPT; Dr. Jose Reyna, PT, DPT; Tabitha Galindo, SPT
Front row (left to right): Carly Negrila, SPT; Katie Rock(s), SPT; Heather Higashi, SPT; Shannon Wurgler, SPT; Dr. Andy Weyer, PT, DPT, PhD
Not Pictured: Sarah Troicky, ATC, SPT, Dr. Erin Jobst, PT, PhD, and Dr. Sheryl Sanders PhD.

Interested in supporting events like this in the future? Please consider making a financial donation to support scholarships for students in the School of Physical Therapy.

Monday, May 15, 2017