Now that you’re considering the Yours to Lose program as your path to medical school, let us tell you about our exciting new facilities.
The majority of your coursework will take place in Reynolds Hall, which houses Missouri Southern’s biology, environmental health, chemical and physical sciences, and mathematics programs. Reynolds has recently undergone more than $17 million in renovations. The science facility will grow substantially with the addition of the new Jeremiah
W. (Jay) Nixon Hall, which will be connected to Reynolds Hall and completed by Fall 2018.
The coursework offered in these facilities is in high demand, as it provides prerequisites for nursing and allied health students as well those interested in STEM fields. The renovations include upgrades to labs and classrooms, and the creation of state-of-the-art learning environments for students.
Another important science facility on campus is the Julio S. León Health Sciences Center, which designed for students interested in the allied health fields. In addition to advanced laboratories, it features a human simulation center, allowing students to develop their clinical skills. And for true hands-on experience, our Ummel Technology Building features a human cadaver lab.
Off-campus, Joplin has two major hospital systems (several other medical systems are located within 45 minutes of the city) making it a critical medical hub in the Four-State region.
Dissection of cadavers is an integral part of the education of many health professionals.
At Missouri Southern, human bodies donated to science provide a unique, three-dimensional component for those interested in a career in medicine. The Cadaver Lab is located in the Ummel Technology Building.
The Biology and Environmental Health & Safety Department offers the BIO 475-Advanced Human Dissection course, a rare opportunity for undergraduates to not only study but also dissect human cadavers.
The cadavers come to Missouri Southern from science programs that donate willed bodies in order to educate the next generation of medical personnel.
Dissections in the Cadaver Lab at Missouri Southern allow future physicians or surgeons to directly observe the impact that cancer and other major diseases have on the body, as well as learn the shapes and texture of human organs. The practice is also key to forensic medicine when doctors attempt to determine a cause of death.