Training Programs



Education Track PhD in Anatomy - Indiana University School of Medicine

The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the Indiana University School of Medicine is pleased to announce the creation of an Education Track PhD Program for individuals who desire careers in anatomical teaching and educational scholarship. This new career track is justified by the growing demand in the nation's health professional schools for highly-qualified educators in Gross Anatomy and the other anatomical disciplines. The goal is to create a cadre of doctoral-level anatomy educators who are capable of teaching all of the anatomical disciplines to undergraduate, graduate, or professional students, and who are capable of producing the high-quality educational research and other scholarly work necessary for promotion and tenure. Developed in cooperation with the Indiana University School of Education, this five-year program will provide students with extensive training in the anatomical sciences, coupled with coursework in pedagogy, curriculum development, learning theory, educational assessment, and statistics. Students will participate in supervised teaching experiences in Gross Anatomy, Histology, and Neuroscience. After admission to doctoral candidacy, students will complete a rigorous dissertation in medical education research.

Additional information is available on the Department's website:

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Louisiana State University

The Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy at LSU Health Sciences Center has created two tracks for graduate training: a Program in Development, Cell Biology, and Neurobiology and a Program in Clinical Anatomy. The Program in Clinical Anatomy is newly created, designed to meet the increasingly critical need in the United States to identify instructors who are trained to teach the discipline of Gross Anatomy.

The Program in Clinical Anatomy will feature clinically-oriented, cadaver-based training in human gross anatomy in order to provide fundamentals for teaching the anatomical basis of clinical medicine. The program will emphasize clinical application of basic anatomical concepts through the use of cadaver dissection supplemented with computer-aided software programs, clinical correlations, case studies, developmental anatomy, radiographic anatomy, cross-sectional anatomy, and instruction in performing anatomically-based clinical procedures. Students will take a set of core courses which will include Medical Gross Anatomy, Human Prenatal Development, Neuroanatomy, Cell Biology and Microscopic Anatomy and either Physiology or Pathology. Students will gain experience teaching gross anatomy to students in a variety of health care professions at different levels by assisting in Medical, Dental, Nursing, and/or Allied Health Gross Anatomy. They may attain more advanced knowledge by enrolling in advanced courses within the department. Students will be offered the opportunity to work with physicians practicing in surgical specialties to enhance their insight into the clinical relevance of anatomy. In addition, students will receive supplemental instruction in contemporary teaching modalities, the use of computers as a teaching tool, anatomical imaging, computer software programs, lecture preparation, and other instructional aids and methodology.

The program is designed for those students interested in either a M.S. Degree or a Ph.D. in Cell Biology and Anatomy with an emphasis in Clinical Anatomy. M.S. Degree candidates will be expected to complete a thesis project which may be in the areas of clinical anatomy, instructional technology or traditional biomedical research. Those who wish to pursue the Ph.D. will complete a research-based dissertation in anatomy (possibly in conjunction with a clinical department) or in any of the biomedical research areas emphasized in the department, including development, cell biology, and neurobiology.

Additional information is available on the Department Cell Biology and Anatomy web site.

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New York Chiropractic College

Master of Science in Clinical Anatomy

The program is a two-year, full-time program devoted to the discipline of teaching anatomical sciences in clinical settings. It includes academic, pedagogical, and scholarly components. The program leads to a Master of Science degree in Clinical Anatomy. The graduate of the program will have expertise and experience to teach human gross anatomy, neuroanatomy, embryology and histology in a variety of educational and healthcare settings.

The program is rigorous, and students are selected on a competitive basis for limited openings. Applicants are chosen based upon academic credentials and an interview with the selection committee. M.S.C.A. student responsibilities include teaching in laboratories and lectures of various anatomical sciences courses, both at NYCC and at our partner institutions, which include the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and The SUNY Upstate Health Sciences University. Additionally, students are responsible for the design and completion of a master’s thesis.

Applicants must hold a Doctor of Chiropractic degree and have successfully completed all National Board examinations. It is recommended that the candidate have at least a 3.0 overall chiropractic college GPA and must have an anatomy cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

More information is available on the website link at or interested individuals can contact the Director of the MSCA program

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St. Louis University School of Medicine

The Center for Anatomical Science and Education offers three programs for students with a bachelor’s degree.

  • The Medical Anatomy and Physiology Preparatory (MAPP) Program is offered to post-baccalaureate scholars considering careers in medicine, other healthcare professions, or biomedical science education. 
  • The Master’s degree programs prepare students for teaching, research and additional education. Many students go on to earn advanced professional and academic degrees (M.D., D.O., D.D.S., and Ph.D.).
  • The Doctoral program emphasizes training in clinical human anatomy and independent research for individuals seeking careers in medical school or university teaching.


CASE has been an established academic center providing expert anatomical education for over 100 years. You will receive training from a diverse team of award-winning clinical anatomists dedicated to teaching and training you.

We are an exciting, growing and dedicated research program that is supportive, collaborative, and team oriented. You will have the opportunity for research projects with a dedicated scientific support staff to assist you. Many students present their research at local and national scientific conferences and co-author publications.

University of Southern California

The Department of Cell and Neurobiology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California provides training in the basic medical sciences to health professional students, and prepares graduate students as future teachers and researchers in the human anatomical sciences and functional morphology. The 12-month graduate-level course of study includes in-depth training in core anatomical disciplines: gross anatomy, histology and neuroanatomy, including cadaveric dissection and microscopic study of tissues. In addition, students receive an intensive introduction to fundamentals of bone and dental biology, human anatomical variation, and clinical anatomical correlations. Interested students can receive training in laboratory teaching for gross anatomy, or research training in functional, evolutionary and virtual morphology. Professional and intellectual development is fostered through a hands-on curriculum designed to prepare the student for a lifetime of learning, exploring the limits of research, teaching and creative activities.More information regarding the program can be located here:

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The School of Anatomical Science at Alderson Broaddus University, College of Medical Science

The School of Anatomical Science at Alderson Broaddus University, College of Medical Science, Philippi, WV is offering a new academic initiative: the Master of Science (MS) in Anatomy. The first cohort of students to begin in Fall 2017. The admission cycle is currently open and accepting applications. Prospective students interested can link to for the graduate application and a detail description regarding the graduate program in anatomy. 

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University College Cork, Ireland

The Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience is very excited to announce its new MSc degree in Human Anatomy. This course will be a 12-month full time taught programme which is designed to reinforce and advance the anatomical knowledge and dissection skills of the participants.

Students will develop and deliver innovative teaching methods, will receive hands-on practical experience in radiological modalities, will design and implement an independent anatomy-related research project. The variety of assessment methods experienced on this course will provide students with skills they can employ in future careers.

Semester I

Human Gross Anatomy I- 15 credits

Human Embryology- 10 credits

Anatomy Pedagogy- 5 credits

Semester II

Human Gross Anatomy II- 15 credits

Neuroanatomy- 10 credits

Radiological Imaging- 5 credits

Semester III

Research Dissertation

For more information on the course, please click here to visit our webpage.

For more information, please contact Dr. Joy Y. Balta, Program Developer and Coordinator on:

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McGill University - International Clinical Dissection Program - Montreal, Canada

The International Clinical Dissection Program is a summer course offered by McGill University in beautiful Montreal, Canada. The program is designed to give students a greater sense of confidence in human anatomy and dissection procedures, through clinically-oriented exposure. The entire program last 4 weeks, from July 8 – August 2, 2019, though students can choose one or more dissection workshops from the following:  Head & Neck (1-week), Trunk (2-week), or Limbs & Back (1-week). Upon completion, participants can expect to demonstrate a higher competency of dissection skills, be able to illustrate and explain anatomical concepts, and correlate anatomical structures to clinical practice. Instruction is overseen by McGill anatomy professors, with an average instructor-to-student ratio of 1:4. For more information or to apply, please visit our website!

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