BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — A new piece of equipment is giving local students a new way to study the human body.
Retired dentist Dr. Sam Ruffo donated a real human skeleton to the P-Tech Health Studies Program at Broome-Tioga BOCES Wednesday morning.
The skeleton is from India and it’s believed to be the skeleton of a woman. It was passed down to Ruffo by a physician who used it in medical school.
“We do a lot of hands on learning so it really gives us the opportunity to see how real bones are compared to the plastic skeletons we have,” said Shelby Guarnieri, a Student in the P-Tech Program.
The students in P-Tech are med-term students from SUNY Broome. They are learning anatomy and physiology this year.