San Antonio Express-News: Months without hands-on lab classes will leave San Antonio’s university students playing catch-up

Medical students at UT Health San Antonio use cadavers to learn human anatomy, working in teams to touch and manipulate tissue and organs.

If not for the pandemic, students this month would have been hosting an annual burial of ashes, a “moving ceremony” that the donors’ families are invited to attend, said Dr. Omid Rahimi, assistant course director of medical gross anatomy.

For dental students, there is no real replacement to practicing on a real patient, said Dr. Gary Guest, associate dean of the School of Dentistry at UT Health, and at some point, students will need to get back into patient care.

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