The human anatomy laboratory at Methodist is a critical component of the first semester Physician Assistant experience. The Gross Anatomy course is designed to provide a working knowledge of human anatomy, an understanding of physiology, disease processes, diagnostic radiology, surgical and traumatic conditions, and interventional therapy. PA students have described the course as an "invaluable" and "irreplaceable" experience, and PA faculty members believe that this anatomy laboratory lays a strong foundation for the MU Physician Assistant Program and its outstanding success.In 2010 the program opened the doors to an on-campus Anatomy Lab that can accommodate 50 students and 14 cadavers. The anatomy lab is in the top 1% of dissection labs in the nation based on technologies and equipment.
Medical Lecture Hall
In 2010, the program also opened the doors to a 7,200 sq. ft. Medical Lecture Hall with a 161 seat auditorium and four breakout classrooms. The Medical Lecture Hall is home to all didactic classes.
In addition, the program's 8,000 sq. ft. Academic Building contains
two classrooms, nine offices, men's and women's locker rooms, student
kitchen, library, and lounge, a clinical exam teaching laboratory, and
two clinical exam rooms.