Junior RT program visiting “Bodies… the Exhibition” to study anatomy Trip will take place on Feb. 26

The Respiratory Therapy junior class will be going on a field trip to the “Bodies… The Exhibition” at the Luxor Hotel & Casino on Feb. 26.

“I’m excited to see the Bodies exhibit because I’ve never been there before,” junior Vanessa Concepcion said. “I can’t wait to see real life body parts because it’s way more exciting than just looking at two dimensional pictures of them in a textbook.”

In order to attend, all students were required to pay $14 for admission into the exhibit. Lunch is not included, so participants must bring money to purchase lunch at the Luxor food court.

“It gives us the opportunity to learn more about the human body and grow as future health care professionals,” junior Hassan Bhatti said.

Participants will be viewing exhibits that showcase 13 whole-body specimens and more than 260 organs and partial body specimens.

“I expect to learn of the intricacies of the human body,” junior Samrawit Misiker said. “Being in Respiratory, we’re exposed to organs and their functions, so it’s going to be really cool to take a look at an actual body.”

Accompanied by Respiratory Therapy Program Leader (PL) Mrs. Vicki Smith, all juniors attending the trip must be dressed out in their scrubs. The students will be attending the field trip for the full day of school.

“Since all the bodies will be real, it will be interesting to see parts of the body relative to our own and be able to compare those of all ages in the exhibit,” junior Amy Nguyen said. “Lastly, I think this field trip will give a greater understanding of the body to all of Mrs. Smiths’ respiratory class–which will probably help for internship next year.”