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The Course: For the first time, the University of Pennsylvania

School of Medicine is offering a medical gross anatomy course
for undergraduates from any accredited college or university.
This course will provide the student with an opportunity to
acquire a first-hand knowledge of structural and functional
human anatomy. The course will meet 3 days per week
(Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday), 4 hours per day, for
the first Penn summer semester (running from May 26 – July
2, 2009). The course will consist of lectures and
demonstrations on prosected human cadavers; but it will also
give the students themselves ample opportunity to conduct
parts of the dissections on human cadavers. Each student will
also have access to a set of human bones for studying and will additionally learn
anatomy from various imaging modalities, including CT scans, MRIs, and 3D
radiological imaging. This course is modeled after the highly-successful medical gross
anatomy course given to Penn Med’s first year medical students.

The Faculty: This course will be team taught by the same faculty that teaches the first
year course in gross anatomy at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
This course has been the highest ranked course by the students in the School of
Medicine for the past 5 years. Faculty include the course director, Neal A. Rubinstein,
MD, PhD, James S. White, PhD. , and Michael Speirs, PhD.

Tuition: $4,000 which will include gloves, dissection instruments, scrubs, and one
atlas per dissection table.

Enrollment: Enrollment will be limited. The course is designed for students interested
in a career in the heath professions, but is open to any undergraduates who have
completed their sophomore year in college and who have satisfactorily completed an
introductory course in biology. This course would be an exciting introduction to gross
anatomy for pre-medical students, nursing students, and students interested in the
biomedical sciences, as well as students preparing to enter medical school in the fall
of 2009. Undergraduates from the University of Pennsylvania need to have permission
from the course director (Dr. Rubinstein; to take this
course. Undergraduates from other colleges should fill out the application form and
send it with a $50 non-refundable application fee to

Anna T. Delaney
Director, Curriculum Office
3450 Hamilton Walk
Suite 100 Stemmler Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Credits: One course credit will be awarded to each student successfully completing
the course.
Further information: For further information, please contact Dr. Neal Rubinstein by