AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/CONTACT INFORMATION
Project title Dog Lab Panel
Project type(s) School Service
Date completed 01/2007
Chapter New York Medical College
Project Coordinator Richard Young
Summary of project NYMC conducts a laboratory session for the first year medical students to learn the concepts of physiology applied on a anesthesized dog. The dog is sacrificed at the end of the lab. Each year, many students do not attend the lab due to a variety of reasons. The panel was composed of 3 students who attended the dog lab during their first year and 3 students who did not attend. Myriad topics were discussed ranging from ethical concerns to academic importance. The event was a huge success.

Content area Bioethics
Number of participants 75
Participant hours involved 75 hour(s)
PROJECT PLANNING
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
FUNDING & ADVERTISING
Total project cost $75
Project funding Local chapter funds
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising Email. Yes, our school email listserv is the best means to communicate events.
PROJECT EVALUATION
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
5
Lessons/suggestions A lunch time talk may have resulted in a larger attendence. However, for our event, this was not possible because of scheduling conflicts.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS
Comments If your school has a dog lab or similar lab, this event brings up many great issues for discussion.