Students, faculty and families pay tribute at anatomical Donor Mass
WASHINGTON, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --
Georgetown's ceremony is unique among medical schools. During the memorial, students and faculty offered their sincere gratitude to the family members of the donors. "Your family members are our heroes," said Michael Conti-Mica (M'12) and president of the class. "They have benefitted us greatly." Each year, the School of Medicine honors the men and women and their families who "give the greatest gift," said Father Paul McCarren.
Those who donate their body to science make the decision, while they are still living, for a variety of reasons. "The lasting result provides students with the ability to further medical research," said Carlos Suarez-Quian, professor and course director of medical gross anatomy. "This is someone's parent, wife, brother and sister, and in their death they demonstrated unselfish love."
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