This case study gives students an opportunity to review skin structure and function, and to learn about the assessment and treatment of burns. The case tells the story of “Akeem,” a recent university graduate who severely burns his hand while ironing a shirt for a job interview. There are three sections: the first reviews the anatomy and structure of skin, the second covers the first-, second-, and third-degree classification system for burns, and the last section introduces burn assessment and treatment. After an initial study of the integumentary system, students summarize what they have learned and apply their knowledge to a clinical situation. The case is designed for use in an introductory anatomy and physiology course for lower-division undergraduate students, students in nursing or other professional programs, and for high school students in honors or advanced placement classes.