1st year students & Dr. Salcedo celebrate the completion of Fall semester
Designed to integrate traditional anatomy with modern medical and scientific technologies, our program offers a unique blend of classical anatomical education with an introduction to medical imaging modalities. Through the 1st-year core curriculum, students receive substantive training in each anatomical sub-discipline: gross anatomy, neuroanatomy, embryology and histology. Students also cover major medical and scientific imaging modalities and receive instruction in advanced digital image processing and 3D modeling using industry-standard software.
In the second year, students gain hands-on teaching experience at the graduate or professional level, take electives, and/or complete independent study projects that contribute to their own area(s) of interest. During this time, students also complete a Capstone Project, a scholarly and/or research-based novel work contributing to anatomical sciences broadly defined. The development of such projects fosters the students’ creativity, intellectual growth and provides an opportunity to apply fundamental knowledge and skills gained from the program.
Our program builds on the strengths of an established anatomy and developmental biology curriculum, the technological foundations exemplified by the Visible Human Project, and the modern amenities of a state-of-the-art medical campus. Thus, the curriculum offers a unique perspective into the modern anatomical and educational research and the clinical world that will prepare the student for the technical demands of human anatomy in the 21st Century.