The Department of Anatomy has compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions by prospective students. These questions include information about admissions and academics. If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to contact us!
We offer admissions on a rolling basis, with the final application deadline for fall semester being on July 15. For those candidates seeking a spring semester entry, we encourage your application submission by October 1.
A strong undergraduate academic performance, especially in the sciences is essential to success in the Applied Anatomy program.
Yes, we welcome international applicants and many have successfully graduates from our program.
It is possible to enroll in one course per semester as a part-time student. However, online instruction is not available.
Email or call the Department Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-368-2433. We would be happy to facilitate a conversation with a current student or a campus visit.
Admission decision notifications are emailed to applicants within 2-4 weeks after applying.
Your assigned academic adviser and other faculty are always available to meet, advise, and coach you through the program. They will help develop a study plan and work with you to prioritize your studies.
A pre-med science background is highly recommended, but we do not list specific required coursework.
There are many research opportunities at CWRU and our affiliated hospitals. The first step in getting involved with research is thinking about the area or type of research you might like to pursue. Next, identify a research mentor in that area who would be willing to take on a student. A good place to start identifying a mentor is to visit the Student Research Mentors page. You can also check the SOURCE program page; although geared to undergraduates the "find a research opportunity on campus" link is a good place to explore research opportunities.
A full-time student completes the program in two years.
Students who successfully complete an Anatomical Sciences Core Curriculum course (Histology, Embryology, Gross Anatomy, and Neurological Anatomy) may be asked by faculty to be teaching assistants the following year. Second year students also may be teaching assistants for medical student and Physician Assistant program courses. Some teaching assistant opportunities are a Practicum format and taken for elective credit, while others are paid an hourly wage.
MS in Applied Anatomy graduates have gone on to become physicians in many areas of primary care as well as in specialties including surgery and radiology. Others have become physician assistants, physical therapists, dentists, anesthesiologist assistants, and instructors. The program also provides strong preparation for those interested in pursuing a PhD in biomedical sciences.
Although we do not offer an explicit MCAT prep course at this time, our IHSC 300, Synthesis of Premedical Concepts helps students review and integrate many of the subject areas included in the MCAT exam.