SPRINGFIELD, NJ - For students at the Jonathan Dayton High School anatomy class and medical careers club, the past few weeks have been one of discovery.

Two trips put on by the school allowed students a first-hand look at the medical field. The first trip, attended by students from the anatomy class was a program at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJ). The RWJ Medical students were there to help instruct Dayton students in their anatomy dissection lab and classroom.

RWJ students also answered questions from the students and discussed their journey to medical school.

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The second trip was a long-standing tradition at Jonathan Dayton, the live surgery program at Liberty Science center. Both the anatomy class and medical careers club watched a kidney surgery taking place at St. Barnabas Medical Center through a live video feed.

As they operated, the surgeon explained the details of the case, and students were able to ask questions throughout the procedure. In the past, the live surgery program has shown other types of operations including brain surgery.