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Clinically Integrated Human Anatomy; UMDNJ-Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, New Jersey


Clinically Integrated Human Anatomy

Course Description:

With the increased implementation of integrated medical curricula throughout the country, there are dwindling opportunities to learn “anatomical medicine” through an intact, clinically-designed “gross anatomy” course. Clinically Integrated Human Anatomy (CBIO6020M/MBIO 5112U) is an intensive, 8-week course that covers all aspects of human anatomy but stresses life-stage-dependent clinical applications. Although the course does not have a detailed embryology component, it does have sufficient developmental information supporting the pediatric clinical applications. Students receive instruction through lecture, interactive laboratory dissection and various modalities of diagnostic imaging. Students successfully completing the course will receive an official transcript and will earn 7 graduate credits.

The course will meet Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The first 3 hours each morning will be dedicated to lecture. Dissection labs, lasting about 3 hours, are performed by student groups under faculty direction. Grades will be determined by four written and four practical exams to be given at the conclusion of each section:

  • Introduction and Thorax (1 credit)
  • Abdominopelvis and Perineum (2 credits)
  • Integrated Back and Limbs (2 credits)
  • Head and Neck (2 credits)

    Each exam is composed of written, practical and diagnostic imaging portions.

Although the summer program is best suited for medical students who need to remediate deficiencies in requirements of clinically oriented human gross anatomy, it is also suitable for pre- and post-graduate students of other health professions, relevant graduate programs, and to serve as a postgraduate review of clinically integrated human anatomy.

Course Dates:

06/04/12 - 07/27/12

Qualifications and Prerequisites:

Applicants should currently be enrolled in an accredited medical, dental, osteopathic or graduate program, and must submit 1) a complete GSBS at SOM application as a “Visiting Student for CIHA Summer Course ONLY” status, 2) the signed Certificate of Truthfulness Statement, 3) an official transcript from his/her currently enrolled school, 4) a letter of approval from their course director, departmental chair or dean of students or academic affairs and 4) the $65 application fee. Applicants from other programs should consult the course director. All applications will be reviewed and processed by and successful applicants will be registered with the UMDNJ-Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Stratford Division. Application forms for the summer course, Clinically Integrated Human Anatomy can be downloaded from the UMDNJ-Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Stratford Division Website.

Application Deadline and Fees:

Tuition: In-state students, $4,732; Out-of-state students, $5,936. Course Fee: $250. The tuition reflects the current rate per credit hour. Application Deadline: Friday, May 11, 2012. A non-refundable processing fee of $65.00 must accompany the application. Full payment of tuition and the course fee is due before the successful applicant will be enrolled in the course.


For further information about the summer course, please contact:


Rocco V. Carsia, Ph.D.

Course Director

Department of Cell Biology

2 Medical Center Drive

Stratford, NJ 08084


Off-campus housing information (GSBS does not have on-campus housing):


For additional information concerning the application or registration with the UMDNJ-Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Stratford Division, please contact:



GSBS-Stratford Division

UDP, Suite 2200

42 East Laurel Road

Stratford, NJ   08084

Phone: (856) 566-6282

Fax: (856) 566-6232




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