Supplemental Seminars and Workshops
ANAT050-01 (5 credits) is an intensive 6 week course that covers all aspects of human gross anatomy. The course is divided into two sections:
Undergraduate students seeking to learn human anatomy. This section is suitable for either pre-meds or pre-allied health students;
First year medical students seeking to remediate gross anatomy.
Undergraduate students will attend lectures, followed by practical application using full cadaveric dissection performed by students. In addition, imaging techniques including CT scans and x-ray radiography are used to introduce the student to the physician's perspective. Remediating medical students will spend most of their time at the dissection table, lecture attendance is not mandatory. This section moves at a faster pace and entails the dissection of the whole cadaver, including head and neck. Both sections will be assessed via weekly cadaveric practicums, a mid-term and a final exam. All educational material, instrumentation and access to electronic devices in the laboratory are provided.
The Course Director, Carlos Suárez-Quian, PhD, is an award winning Professor of Cell Biology who has taught anatomy to medical and graduate students for 25 years and is the author of the Online Guided Gross Anatomy Dissector (www.onlinedissector.com).
Prerequisites: One year of biology.
ANAT051-01 (4 credits) is a four-week course based on the first year lectures given to medical students. The course begins with (1) a description of histological techniques, followed by (2) a study of the ultrastructure (fine structure) of the cell, followed by (3) a study of the basic tissue types (i.e. epithelial, muscle, nervous, connective tissue, cartilage and bone), and finally (4) a study of the various organ systems (i.e. endocrine, digestive, cardiovascular, hematologic, lymphoid, integument, respiratory system, urinary system, and male and female reproductive systems).
Structural-functional and clinical correlations will be described. The lectures will be supplemented with extensive slide review sessions in order to study the characteristic light and ultrastructural features of cells, tissues and organ systems. In addition, microscopic laboratory reviews are provided to teach students how to view histological sections using microscopes.
The course is directed and taught by Professor Daniel Djakiew. Dr. Djakiew has taught the well-respected histology curriculum at GUSOM for over 15 years.
2012 Syllabus (2013 syllabus will be similar.)
BCHM050-01 (4 credits) is a rigorous 6 week course which provides the student with a comprehensive foundation in macromolecular structure and function, metabolism and molecular biology and endocrinology. This course follows the curriculum of a first year medical biochemistry course, including the same materials and exams. Students in the GSMI course are held to the same standard as students taking the equivalent medical biochemistry modules offered at Georgetown University School of Medicine during the academic year. Due to it's challenging nature, it is most appropriate for students who have a strong background in chemistry and have performed well in their undergraduate courses.
Dr. Crooke is an award-winning Professor and Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology, has taught medical and graduate students for over 17 years, and for many years served as the Director of the Biochemistry course given to 1st year medical students.
Dr. Jones received her doctorate from Georgetown University in 1999, and joined the faculty in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology in 2004. She directs the first year Molecular and Cellular Physiology medical school module as well as several biochemistry and molecular biology graduate and undergraduate courses.
Prerequisites: One year of general or inorganic chemistry, and one year of organic chemistry.
2012 Syllabus (2013 syllabus will be similar)
PHSL050-01 (5 credits) is a concentrated, 6 week comprehensive course that provides the student with a high level of understanding of the physiological basis of medicine. The essential concepts of physiology and mechanisms of body function are presented at various levels of organization, ranging from cellular and molecular to tissue and organ system levels. Emphasis is placed on understanding the integrated regulation of various body processes among the major systems.
Jennifer Rogers Whitney, Ph. D. is director of the summer Medical Physiology course for GSMI. Her research interests are on growth homone-mediated sex differences in diabetic renal disease.
Prerequisites: One year of general or inorganic chemistry, one year of organic chemistry, one year of physics, and one year of biology.
The following course are available to all GSMI students at no additional charge.
OMED050-01 is a seminar series for undergraduate and post-bacc students that explores the cultural, social, economic and ethical factors that affect the practice of medicine in the 21st century. This is a must for future medical school applicants. Although no credits are recorded, this is a Pass/Fail course and appears on the GU transcript.
The Course Director, Eileen Moore, M.D. is Assistant Dean for Community Service and Advocacy.
Prerequisites: Completion of two years of college.
OMED051-01. Georgetown University is the home of the original Special Master's Program (SMP), a one-year M.S. curriculum designed for students interested in pursuing admission to medical school. Based on the expertise of the SMP, this series of Medical School Admissions Workshops will cover such topics as preparation for medical school as an undergraduate student, successful medical school interviewing, keys to a solid AMCAS application, and further preparation for medical school after graduation from college. No credits are recorded and this course will not appear on the GU transcript.
Prerequisites: Completion of two years of college.