Summer Program

The Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy offers complete courses of intensive study in the disciplines of Cell Biology/Histology, Human Gross Anatomy, Embryology, and Medical Neuroscience.  These courses are equivalent to the courses taught to our medical students and the course credit is transferable to other institutions.

Prospective students are asked to complete the Registration Packet.   Signed consent from the administrator of the student's home institution must be obtained to enroll in each course. The application deadline is listed on the registration packet.

Application forms, course descriptions and schedules, and general information about accommodations and transportation can be found in the registration packet, by accessing the quick links to the left, or by contacting:

Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy
986395 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-6395
Phone: 402-559-4030
Fax: 402-559-3400


Courses Offered Summer 2021

***Due to COVID-19 restrictions, no courses will be offered in Summer 2021.  All courses will resume in Summer 2022.*



Human Gross Anatomy*
June 1, 2020 – July 10, 2020
Contact: Megan Brown
Phone: 402-559-8328

The organization of the human body and the way in which anatomical relationships serve as a basis for function are studied in this course.  The medical aspects of the structural and functional organization of the human body are also a focus of attention.  The course will consist of daily team-based learning (TBL) exercises and supervised laboratory dissection.  Students are expected to do the assigned pre-reading and come to the TBL sessions prepared to discuss clinical cases and take daily quizzes. The major learning experience occurs in the laboratory where teaching consists of small group discussions.

Examinations over the learning objectives for this course will be given as multiple-choice questions in the format of the USMLE.  The examinations over the practical components of the course consist of identification of structure, radiographic anatomy, osteology, and functional implications of material covered in the gross anatomy laboratories.

*Offered to students who have previously taken an anatomy course in an MD, DO, PA, PT or Graduate program.