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 Departmental 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)
- GMS AN 704, GMS MS 700 Experimental Design and Statistical Method/Elementary Biostatistics (2 cr)
- GMS AN 801/802 Current Topics in Neuroanatomical & Neurobiological Sciences (2 cr)
- GMS AN 715 Professional Skills for Students in the Biomedical Sciences (2 cr)
- GMS AN 805 Vesalius Module Teaching Practicum (2 cr)
- GMS AN 806 Teaching in the Biomedical Sciences (2 cr)
Core Track Required Courses (24–26 credits)
Students are required to take the following courses:
- GMS AN 700/MS 123 Medical Histology/Microscopic Anatomy (6 cr)
- GMS AN 701/MS 122 Gross Anatomy (8 cr)
- GMS AN 703 Medical Neuroscience (4 cr)
- One of the following three courses/course groups:
- GMS AN 803 Cellular & Molecular Neurobiology (2 cr)
- GMS BI 782 Molecular Biology (4 cr)
- GMS BI 755 and 756 Biochemistry A and B (4 cr each semester)
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.