August 17, 2018 -- Logan University recently hosted 29 students for its A.C.E.S.
Workshop (Anatomy Centered Education and Science). During this unique
experience, St. Louis area high school students interested in anatomy and
health sciences participated in hands-on activities and lecture presentations provided
by more than 15 Logan faculty, staff members and students.
Now in its third year, the A.C.E.S. Workshop is
organized under Dana Underkofler-Mercer, DC, MS. “What sets this program apart
from other summer programs in St. Louis is that it offers personalized, small
group learning experiences taught by experts in various professions in the
health field,” she said.
Over the course of the
week, students were exposed various topics ranging from function of the human
heart and infectious disease to the human respiratory system, radiology
applications, and common musculoskeletal injuries. Hands-on activities in
Logan’s cadaver lab included a full cadaver dissection overview, a human brain
dissection, a suturing workshop and an eye dissection.
Josey, a rising senior from Fort Zumwalt West High
School, said of her first time in the cadaver lab, “I really loved suturing and
spending time in the cadaver lab. Something like that is so important to
experience because you can’t go into certain professions without knowing how
you will react in a situation like that.”
Powell, MS, ATC, EMT, CSCS, director of sports and activities at Logan, spent an
afternoon teaching students about emergency athletic procedures and athletic
training. They learned about protective and preventative care against injuries
and illness, rehabilitation programs and heard real-life stories from Robert’s
experience as an athletic trainer.
who participated in the A.C.E.S. Workshop plan to enter various fields including
neurology, neurosurgery, medicine and engineering.