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 can be found in the registration packet 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 2024

GCBA 516: Human Gross Anatomy
Dates: June 3 - July 12
Contact: Megan Brown
Phone: 402-559-8328

Registration Packet

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 exercises and virtual laboratory sessions. Students are expected to do the assigned pre-reading and come to the TBL sessions prepared to discuss clinical cases and take the daily quizzes. The major learning experience occurs in the virtual laboratory sessions where teaching consists of small group discussions related to anatomical questions of the day, concepts of the day, and identification of structures on clinical images.

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 the identification of structure, radiographic anatomy, osteology, and functional implications of material covered in the virtual laboratory sessions.

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