Students and Alumni

Learn While Doing

Students can enhance their resume and reinforce their classroom knowledge through career-development experiences such as working in a research lab, serving as a teaching assistant or taking part in many other hands-on opportunities. With such close proximity to world-renowned hospitals, students have almost limitless opportunities to volunteer, shadow and connect with the local health care community.

Career Outcomes

The MS in Applied Anatomy degree prepares a student for a fulfilling biomedical career in a clinical, academic, or industrial setting. Many graduates continue their studies at CWRU or other top medical and graduate schools across the country. Students who complete our program have the knowledge and skills universities and employers are looking for in potential students and employees:

  • Detailed knowledge of the form and function of the human body
  • Familiarity with the latest scientific research methods
  • Enhanced critical thinking skills
  • Skills in delivering presentations and in oral communication
  • The ability to analyze and synthesize data
  • Polished technical writing and science communication skills

Alumni: What are they doing now?

Graduate Outcomes:
Physician 51%
Certified Anesthesiologist Assistant, Dentist, Physical Therapist, or Physician Assistant 28%
Higher Education Faculty 12%
Doctoral Researcher 7%
Healthcare Engineer 2%

Hear from our students

Although nothing quite compares to visiting our program and campus, we hope that these students’ stories give you a sense of what MS in Applied Anatomy and our students are really like.

Elizabeth Clayton, MS in Anatomy, Class of 2019

Elizabeth Clayton

“For me this program is so useful because I believe that having immense knowledge about the anatomy of the human body is the foundation of being able to practice medicine well.”

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Brandon DeClouette, MS in Anatomy, Class of 2018

Brandon Decloutette

“With the help of this program, I have now completed my first year of medical school at CWRU’s School of Medicine”

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Idris Hanidu, MS in Anatomy, Class of 2019

Idris Handidu

“If I could describe the faculty in one word, I would definitely say knowledgeable. Not only are they incredibly smart, but they are very open and willing to help you out with anything.” 

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Elisabeth Hare, MS in Anatomy, Class of 2020

Elisabeth Hare

“In the future, I want to do a dual PhD/MD program because of my love of medicine and research. And I can confidently say that only after attending the program for a semester, I know it will prepare me well for any degree I decided to pursue.”

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Amber Jin, MS in Anatomy, Class of 2020

Amber Jin

“The end goal for me is getting into medical school, and after just one year of this program, I feel so much more prepared for it than before.” 

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Bradley Krapes, MS in Anatomy, Class of 2019

Bradley Krapes

“Comparing myself from when I graduated from my undergrad program and now, I can wholeheartedly say that I feel much more prepared and confident for medical school in the fall.”

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