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Human Anatomy Laboratory

Helping to facilitate the education of RUSH University students and practicing physicians is an important mission of the Human Anatomy Lab. Instruction in the form of courses, workshops, industry demonstrations and continuing physician education occurs regularly in our Human Anatomy Laboratory, located on the fifth floor of the Armour Academic Center.


Human Anatomy Lab workshops

Human Anatomy Lab

On an annual basis, the Human Anatomy Laboratory hosts 20 - 25 clinically oriented workshops. These workshops involve demonstrations by device companies of leading-edge surgical technology and techniques. Workshops typically involve company representatives and doctors who use our facility to provide instruction and continuing education to attending physicians, fellows and residents.

Organizations interested in using the Human Anatomy Laboratory at RUSH University should contact the director, Christopher Ferrigno, PhD, PT, at for more information on availability, for a copy of the laboratory information guide and to receive an estimate of costs associated with hosting an event.


Human Anatomy Lab courses

Courses include:

RUSH Medical College

  • Preclerkship Curriculum: RMD 563, 564, 565, 566, 574, 575
  • Surgical Anatomy Elective

College of Health Sciences

  • Physician Assistant: PHA511
  • Occupational Therapy: OCC501L
  • Speech-Language Pathology: SLP537L
  • Audiology: AUD602
  • Undergraduate: HSC360


Community outreach and Human Anatomy Lab tours

The Human Anatomy Laboratory is a widely used resource for select high school programs near the west side of Chicago for students to visit the laboratory as an experiential learning component of their anatomy and physiology or advanced biology classes.

The REACH Program explores the RUSH University Human Anatomy Laboratory


Education Partners

Our partners in education include the following:

The following organizations use the Human Anatomy Laboratory to instruct students or professionals:

  • U.S. Department of Defense
    • Program in advanced trauma training of medics
  • Roosevelt University
    • Faculty from the nursing and surgical technology programs at Roosevelt University conduct cadaver-based classes in our Human Anatomy Laboratory.


Helpful links

Contact Us

David Karwo, lab services coordinator

Christopher Ferrigno, PhD, PT, director