CUSOM Receives Outstanding Advancement in Osteopathic Medical Education Award Honorary Mention

Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine was awarded Outstanding Advancement in Osteopathic Medical Education Award Honorary Mention for their Clinical Cadaveric Correlation by the Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents.
The Outstanding Advancement in Osteopathic Medical Education Award was developed by the Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP) to allow students to recognize their osteopathic medical school for making a robust and durable change within their curriculum or for having instituted a novel and successful program in accordance with the osteopathic philosophy to advance their osteopathic medical education. As students, the COSGP wanted the opportunity to recognize everything done for their education by their osteopathic medical schools.
The Clinical Cadaveric Correlation experience was an interactive multimedia student research presentation within the gross anatomy curriculum this year.  Through the presentation, gross anatomical learning was expanded as students were tasked with identifying the most rare and interesting pathologies in their cadavers and then conducting group research on the chosen pathology.  In keeping with Osteopathic principles, students were encouraged to learn more than just the gross anatomical features, they were encouraged to research the causes and treatments of these pathologies as well as the restrictions and impacts these conditions would have on a person’s life. 
The experience culminated in a multimedia presentation where groups were chosen to present their findings in the gross anatomy lab setting to faculty and their fellow classmates.  Robotic cameras were used to broadcast images of the dissection on monitors at the 30 group stations in the Vyas Anatomy Lab and Go-Pro cameras were used for angles the robotic cameras could not reach.
“It’s wonderful to see how much work and creativity our anatomy lab director, Dr. Terry Mitchell, put into making this happen,” said Scott Bland, MS-I and President of the Class of 2018.  “It wasn’t an isolated, single department venture – it was a great teaching exercise that encompassed more than just anatomy.” 
“This took the entire staff of two different academic departments with multiple IT professionals to put together really memorable and exciting educational programming,” continued Bland.  “The pathology department came in and added their knowledge to what the anatomy department was presenting – it was a great model of the team healthcare approach we are learning, and it shows how hard Campbell works for us.”
The project was a joint effort by the Anatomy and Pathology Departments and was led by Dr. Francine Anderson, Dr. Bonnie Brenseke, and Dr. Terry Mitchell with the assistance of Dr. Bruce Newton, Dr. Adnan Siddiqui, Dr. Robert Terreberry, and Ms. Ashley Valley.