Professional Organizations

Academic and professional development is a core value in the Department of Anatomy. We invite students, faculty, and staff to explore various resources available to advance the study of anatomy.

American Association for Anatomy (AAA)

The American Association for Anatomy is an international membership organization of biomedical researchers and educators specializing in the structural foundation of health and disease. AAA connects gross anatomists, neuroscientists, developmental biologists, physical anthropologists, cell biologists, physical therapists, and others to advance the anatomical sciences through research, education, and professional development.

American Association for Clinical Anatomists (AACA) 

The American Association of Clinical Anatomists aims to advance the science and art of clinical anatomy. It encourages research and publication in the field and maintains high standards in the teaching of anatomy. Clinical anatomy is defined as anatomy in all its aspects - gross, histologic, developmental and neurologic as applied to clinical practice, the application of anatomic principles to the solution of clinical problems and/or the application of clinical observations to expand anatomic knowledge.

Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS)

A society to promote communication among teachers of human anatomy and physiology in colleges, universities, and related institutions.

Additional Organizations

Below, we provide a list of membership-based anatomy and science organizations that offer student benefits, among which are national symposia, webinars, career centers for job searches, mentorship programs, grants, and volunteering opportunities. In addition to anatomical societies, we have included physiological, pharmacological, and broader science-related societies for those who aim to branch out further.

Additional Anatomy Societies

Physiology Societies

Medical and Basic Science Societies

Pharmacology Societies

Human Biology and Paleontology Societies