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Supplemental Seminars and Workshops


Human Gross Anatomy

This is a six-week course that covers all aspects of human functional and clinical gross anatomy (other than head and neck).  There are two sections: ANAT 050-01 (5 credits) and ANAT 050-02 (5 credits).  Both sections are very similar to the gross anatomy course that we offer to our first year medical students.

Section 1: ANAT 050-01. This course is appropriate for undergraduate and post baccalaureate students, including pre-medical and pre-allied health students, seeking to gain a better appreciation of the anatomical/functional relationship of the human body. Section 1 students will attend daily clinical lectures, followed by cadaver dissection of the entire body, except the head and neck. In addition, imaging techniques including CT scans, MRI, and x-ray radiography will be used to introduce the student to the physician's perspective of the structure of the human body. The goal of Section 1 is to provide students with a better understanding of the human body in health and disease. The course will encompass student presentations, discussion groups, online research, and demonstrations with models, in addition to lectures and dissection.  This course is also useful for students already accepted into first year medical school, since completion of the course, will make their first year in medical school less stressful.  Prerequisites: Biology. 

Section 1: ANAT 050-01 Schedule

Section 2: ANAT 050-02. This course is designed for first year medical students seeking to remediate gross anatomy. Section 2 students will spend most of their time at the dissection table, supervised by Georgetown University School of Medicine faculty; the dissection will be supplemented with clinical lectures. Since students in this section will have already participated in a medical school gross anatomy course, the laboratory portion of this section moves at a faster pace than that for section 1 and entails the dissection of the whole cadaver, including head and neck.

Section 2: ANAT 050-02 Schedule 

Both sections will be assessed with weekly cadaveric practicums, a mid-term exam, and a final exam. All educational material, instrumentation, and access to electronic devices in the laboratory are provided and included in the course tuition.

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The Course Director, Martin Dym, PhD, has a great deal of experience teaching clinical anatomy to medical students and to college undergraduates at Georgetown University Medical School, Harvard Medical School, and McGill University Faculty of Medicine.  He currently teaches gross anatomy lab to medical students at Georgetown Medical School; he also offers a course to Georgetown College Undergraduates that is designed for non-science majors.  His course for the undergraduates at Georgetown College satisfies the general education requirement for non-science majors.

Human Physiology

PHSL050-01 (5 credits) is a rigorous, 6 week comprehensive course that provides the student with a high level of understanding of the physiological basis of medicine.  This is used as a make-up course for medical students, but is also open to rising undergraduate juniors, and post-bacc applicants. 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 using clinical cases.

Jennifer Rogers Whitney, Ph. D. is director of the summer Medical Physiology course for GSMI, and teaches the renal, acid-base and fluid physiology sections.  She also directs the graduate Physiology courses, as well as graduate Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiolgy courses. In addition to the summer teaching, she teaches graduate renal, acid-base and fluid physiology and pathophysiology, as well as medical gross anatomy lab. 

Prerequisites: One year of general or inorganic chemistry, one year of organic chemistry, one year of physics, and one year of biology.

2018 Syllabus  (to be posted)

The following courses are available to all GSMI students at no additional charge. 

Physician and Society

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.

Physician and Society 2018 Schedule (To Be Posted)

Medical School Admissions Workshops

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.