COAHEC Anatomy and Discourse on Arts, Values, Ethics, and Respect in Science (C.A.D.A.V.E.R.S.)

CADAVERS is a Colorado Area Health Education Center (COAHEC) outreach program that provides opportunities for high school students to experience anatomy in a medical university setting with lecture and gross anatomy labs with a focus on reaching underrepresented and underprivileged students from all Colorado regions interested in health sciences and healthcare education.

This five-hour program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU AMC) in Aurora, Colorado will offer students the opportunity to:

  • Discover the connections between medicine, history, and the arts,
  • Study the human entity from a cell to organ to system to body (HS-S.2-GLE1),
  • Be exposed to the ethical and respectful use of a human body in learning and education,
  • Use state of the art anatomical structures and technology available at CU AMC,
  • Explore the human body from a microscopic to a macroscopic level, and (HS-S.2-GLE2),
  • Understand the ethics behind anatomical education.

Elements of this program can satisfy the noted Colorado Academic Standards for Science

Science HS - 2020 Colorado Academic Standards

Funding for school-wide Title I schools may be available.

Our interest form is only available to teachers, instructors, and administrators. If you are a student interested in participating, please have one of your teachers, instructors, or administrators complete our interest form.

If you wish to contact us, email us at:



All CADAVERS Spring sessions are Full.

CADAVERS sessions take place on selected Thursdays from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Please complete the interest form below to receive information on upcoming session dates.

Click HERE to complete our Interest Form!

Colorado AHEC Program Office

CU Anschutz

Education II North

13120 East 19th Avenue

5th Floor

Aurora, CO 80045


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