Summer Teaching Institute

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 run for: five weeks for Cell Biology/Histology, six weeks for Human Gross Anatomy, three weeks for Embryology, and four weeks for Medical Neuroscience. Each course consists of lecture and laboratory instruction supplemented by an extensive audiovisual collection. All labs are completely computerized. 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 fill out an online form, print it and obtain signed consent from the administration of their schools to enroll in the course. The application deadline is listed on the online form. Application forms, course descriptions and schedules, and general information about accommodations and transportation can be obtained online or by writing to:

Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy
University of Nebraska Medical Center
986395 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-6395
Phone: 402-559-8328
Fax: 402-559-3400

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Human Gross Anatomy
June 4, 2018 – July 13, 2018
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 exercises and supervised laboratory dissection from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The major learning experience occurs in the laboratory where teaching consists of small group discussions.

Examinations over the didactic components of 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, and will be held following each didactic examination.