Medical Gross Anatomy

Course Director: Dr. Paul Walker

Medical Gross Anatomy (MD 5000, 12 credits) is presented in 4 regional units during a 16-week period (August- November) as part of the Yr-1 medical curriculum.

  • Unit I: Upper Extremity & Back
  • Unit II: Head & Neck
  • Unit III: Thorax & Abdomen
  • Unit IV: Pelvis & Lower Extremity

The course consists of 56 regular lecture hours and 96 laboratory hours offering full cadaver dissection. Enrichment opportunities include a nerve lesion conference with patients, radiology lectures, and clinical correlations. Students demonstrate their proficiency on written and practical examinations held at the end of each of the four regional units of the course.

Teaching faculty: Drs. Elizabeth Berger, Maria Bykhovskaia, Anna Ettinger, Dennis Goebel, Mark Ireland, Jean Peduzzi-Nelson, Harry Maisel, Jena Steinle, Paul Walker, and Shunbin Xu.

Gross Anatomy can also be taken as a graduate course (ANA 7010, 8 credits) offered in the Fall semester. Students must be enrolled in a qualified graduate program and may contact Dr. Walker to inquire about registration.