Background and History of the BNT

The Center for Anatomical Sciences at the HSC has hosted bioskills events for several decades. Our initial space was a small area set aside in the back end of our gross anatomy laboratory. Back then, training of orthopedic residents on hip and knee replacement surgeries was done on a regular basis. In 2008, we received funding to build a new 1100 sq. ft. bioskills laboratory. There, a variety of health care professionals were trained including PAs, EMTs, medical students, clinicians, fellows, and residents.

Around 2011, we began hosting groups from outside the north Texas area. We have undergone several renovations since then and now have over 8,000 square feet of skills training space to offer. In addition, we have a highly-qualified team of Willed Body Program staff for event support. The cadaveric specimens they prepare are of the highest quality found anywhere in the U.S.

In 2020, our facility was rebranded the BioSkills of North Texas. The Center received $2.5 million from the HSC to expand our training and classroom space. In the new 2000 sq. ft. lab, we added 12 additional clinical training stations equipped with Getinge shadowless, surgical lights and cameras. Highlights of the new BNT include: dressing rooms with lockers, a 60-seat classroom, a large food service area, and conference room. This space is connected to 6,000 square feet of additional clinical laboratory space, allowing us to accommodate small to very large groups.

We take pride in our ability to offer our guest a flexible lab/classroom arrangement, an affordable overall event cost, as well as reliable staff to manage all aspects of your training activity. We would be honored to host your next event at the BioSkills of North Texas. Please feel free to contact us with questions, pricing, or scheduling for your special training activity.

Rustin Reeves, PhD,

Director, Center for Anatomical Sciences


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