In addition to a dissertation research project, this doctoral program emphasizes formal training and mentored practical experience in teaching as part of our Vesalius Program.This program is designed to emphasize instruction and training in the subjects and skills needed by future faculty members who expect teaching to be a major component of their career.
Students are expected to complete 6 credits from the Basic Department Required courses, 24-26 credits from the Core Track Required courses and 32-34 credits from Electives or Research.
Basic Departmental Required Courses (10 credits):
|Experimental Design and Statistical Method/ Elementary Biostatistics||2cr||GMS AN 704, GMS MS 700|
|Current Topics in Neuroanatomical & Neurobiological Sciences||2cr||GMS AN 801/802|
|Professional Skills for Students in the Biomedical Sciences||2cr||GMS AN 715|
|Vesalius Module Teaching Practicum||2cr||GMS AN 805|
|Teaching in the Biomedical Sciences||2cr||GMS AN 806|
Core Track Required Courses (24 – 26 credits):
Students are required to take the following courses:
|Medical Histology/Microscopic Anatomy||6cr||GMS AN 700/MS 123|
|Gross Anatomy||8cr||GMS AN 701 / MS 122|
|Medical Neuroscience||4cr||GMS AN 703|
Students are required to take one of the following three courses / course groups:
|Fundamentals of Cell & Molecular Biology||4cr||GMS AN 777|
|Molecular Biology||4cr||GMS BI 782|
|Biochemistry A and B||4cr each
|GMS BI 755 and 756|
Advanced Departmental Seminar Courses/ Electives:
Students in the Anatomy track are not required to take advanced departmental seminar courses; however, any advanced departmental course may be taken in partial fulfillment of the 32 required electives/research credits.