PIMS offers one of the most thorough and comprehensive clinical laboratory experiences in the country. Our standards exceed the requirements of the American Board of Funeral Service Education. With a state-of-the- art embalming facility, our four station clinical laboratory prepares over 500 human remains a year.
Both Campus and online students are required to prepare a minimum of thirty human remains as part of the embalming practicum; in addition to a multitude of other requirements, including body transfer. Online students have the option of completing their clinical embalming requirements with a funeral home they are affiliated with, and complete one case under campus instructors. You will gain more practical experience and prepare more human remains during your embalming practicum than most other programs.
Some of the finest funeral directors and embalmers throughout the country are PIMS graduates. For example, PIMS alumnus Steve Hundley prepared the body of The Rev. Billy Graham. Another graduate handled the funeral arrangement for “Golden Girl” Estelle Getty. As clinical embalming supervisor, I am proud not only of our graduates but of the facilities and training we provide.