Medical Education

This MD anatomical sciences curriculum begins with a two-week intensive dissection Boot Camp early in their first year during which students in small teams learn via dissection and demonstration the anatomy of the limbs and the thoracic and abdominal cavities. Following the Boot Camp, the first and second year medical students participate in an innovative integrative curriculum known as GARLA (Gross Anatomy, Radiology and Living Anatomy). This portion of the curriculum consists of HoloAnatomy, imaging, and physical exam/ultrasound activities through which students rotate during every anatomy session while focusing on a single anatomical theme.  Based on the theoretical framework of a “Spiral Curriculum” (student use the basic knowledge they acquired in the Boot Camp to focus on more complex learning objectives the second time around. Each GARLA session is closely aligned with the School of Medicine’s WR2 curriculum