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Guidebook Anatomy & Cadaver Training


The Anatomy Lab @WCM

The anatomy lab at Weill Cornell Medical College is an incredible location for cadaveric airway training. With state of the art connectivity and institutional support, learners get the opportunity to perform an incredible number of intubations and airway procedures on a variety of anatomic and cadaveric models. This incredible opportunity to improve your skills, is limited to small groups to ensure an abundance of hands on time and individualized coaching.

What We Cover

This is a jam packed day of airway training and procedures! We usually have 10 or more cadaveric specimens of extremely high quality to practice on all day. Early morning and afternoon are dedicated to airway skills, finishing with FONA and then we transition of the last 2 hours to a series of procedure stations where you can practice any or all of the emergency procedures below.

  • Advanced FMV Skills
  • Video laryngoscopy skills
  • direct laryngoscopy skills
  • Bougies & Tube introducers
  • exchange cathteters
  • supraglottic airway devices
  • channelled devices
  • fiberoptic skills
  • nasopharyngoscopy
  • fona & surgical airway
  • intraosseous access
  • thoracentesis
  • finger thoracostomy
  • chest tube placement
  • thoracotomy
  • pericardiocentesis
  • lateral canthotomy
  • burr holes

Note: not all procedures are done at every event. Please see the specific event details.


  • When is it?
  • Sunday, March 5th, 2023
  • Where is it?
  • At Cornell Medical College at 1305 York Ave.. The entrance is on 69th street. Then follow the signs up to the second floor of the medical school and check in.
  • We will then go to the nearby anatomy lab as a group
  • What time should you be there?
  • 8am. Please arrive on time. We will have some breakfast available and then the pre-brief and introduction to the day will start right at 8:30am.
  • What to expect
  • Full PPE is required in the anatomy lab
  • Small groups of no more than five will be at each station
  • Key skills will be practiced at your station
  • Open practice sessions will allow you to move from station to station to practice on different anatomy and to work with all of our faculty.
  • Are there food drinks provided?
  • Yes!! We will have food, snacks and hydration available for all.
  • Breakfast – Yes
  • Lunch – Yes
  • Will there be breaks?
  • Yes! The beauty of the design is you can take a break whenever you want! The installations are open throughout the day from 9am – 4pm so if you need that extra cup of coffee 15 minutes into the day go for it. If you want to power through the morning and then take break that works too. This is your time.

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