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High school students learn about human body in cadaver lab

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High school students put on aprons in Briar Cliff University cadaver lab. High school students put on aprons in Briar Cliff University cadaver lab.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

In school, you might remember dissecting worms, and frogs.

But, some high school students got a sense of what it might be like to study the human body the same way.

Allie Albrecht is just a senior in high school, but she's wanted to become a doctor since she was young.

In order to become one, she'll eventually have to work on cadavers in college.

Friday, she got a sense of what that will be like.

"We got to feel a vein, which you could feel the clots in the vein, which was pretty cool," said Allie Albrecht, Ponca High School Senior.

Allie, along with several other high school students, who are interested in the health field, toured a Briar Cliff University Cadaver lab.

"I was a little bit nervous, but once I got in there, it was fine," said Albrecht.

While Allie seemed to handle things pretty well, some reacted a little differently, especially at first.

"There's the initial part where students are a little bit squeamish, right, because it's a human being," said Dr. Kelly Eder, Assistant Professor of Biology at Briar Cliff University.

"There were a couple people that just kind of looked like they might not want to be in there," said Albrecht.

But despite others' mixed reactions, Allie says the experience couldn't have been better.

"It just helped me see that I really do think I can become a doctor and want to be a doctor," said Albrecht.

Allie plans to attend Briar Cliff University in the Fall, a step she says she's excited to take.

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