About Our Curriculum

Our curriculum is rigorous, having been pulled directly from our Medical School courses and taught by Medical School Faculty. This will allow students to demonstrate their ability to handle medical school coursework while benefitting from additional knowledge acquisition that will assist in the transition to a full medical school curriculum.

Contact the Anatomy Instruction – Certificate Program for more information.

Program Director
Smita Thakker-Varia, Ph.D.
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Course Name

Credits/Course Number

Introduction to Cell Structure

(2 Credits) ANAT 5010S

Advanced Musculoskeletal Anatomy

(2 Credits) ANAT 5040S

Advanced Head and Neck Anatomy

(2 Credits) ANAT 5045S

Advanced Abdominopelvic Anatomy

(2 Credits) ANAT 5030S

Advanced Anatomy Thorax & CP System

(2 Credits) ANAT 5020S

Spring Required Courses in Semester Two

Course Name

Credits/Course Number

Hist Ren/Endoc/Reprod System

(2 Credits) ANAT 5050S

Histology GI & Immune System

(2 Credits) ANAT 5055S

Instructional Training GAL

(2 Credits) ANAT 5035S

Spring Elective Courses in Semester Two

Course Name

Credits/Course Number


(3 Credits) MSBS 5075S


(3 Credits) MSBS 5060S

18 credits are required for the Anatomy Instruction – Certificate Program.

All students are responsible for payment of at least 18 credits of tuition, even if all credits are not completed in residence.

In addition, students completing more than 18 credits will be billed for those credits. Tuition will be charged per credit.