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Preprofessional Opportunities

Johns Hopkins University - Summer Institute in Anatomy


Category: Summer
Location: Baltimore Maryland
Deadline: Mid March


Ms. Danielle Edwards

Program Coordinator, Anatomy Institute
Center for Functional Anatomy & Evolution
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
1830 East Monument Street, 3rd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21205


(410) 955-1697


You must have at least completed your freshman year before the course begins on June 1, 2020. No previous anatomy coursework is expected, but a basic biology course may prove helpful.


This four week course meets for 4 hours each day, 5 days a week. It is designed to give undergraduate and graduate students an introduction to all aspects of human anatomy, and includes demonstrations using human cadavers. A regional approach will be employed, beginning with the thorax and abdomen, continuing with the limbs, and ending with the head and neck. Lectures on each topic will be given in the morning, followed by prosection demonstrations (i.e., dissections prepared by departmental staff and presented to students) on human cadavers in the afternoon. Course materials will also involve hands-on work with human bones, various imaging modalities (e.g., radiographs, CT scans), and computer programs. Student performance will be evaluated by both written and practical (cadaver-based) exams. To allow individualized instruction, the course is limited in enrollment.