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Northeast Ohio Medical University Introduces Anatomy Academy

New program to offer immersive “low-stakes” medical school experience for those interested in anatomy and neurobiology

Northeast Ohio Medical University has announced the implementation of the NEOMED Anatomy Academy, a two-week institute that will offer high school and undergraduate students (ages 16 years-old and above) and adult learners a hands-on experience. The Academy will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, July 17-28 at the NEOMED campus.

The NEOMED Anatomy Academy features daily morning programming that includes foundational anatomy lectures, small group discussions and case-based clinical sessions that engage students in understanding the core concepts of human anatomy. During the afternoon sessions, students actively participate in the dissection of human cadavers, imaging lab sessions and viewing cadaver brains, spinal cords and organs while learning basic suturing techniques.

All sessions are taught by Dana Peterson, Ph.D., an award-winning, nationally-renowned professor of anatomy and neurobiology at NEOMED. The University’s College of Medicine students provide assistance.

“NEOMED is invested in offering a quality, immersive experience for students and adult learners,” said Dr. Peterson. “The opportunity to learn anatomy in a format similar to medical school, will provide participants a preview of the content and rigor they will encounter should they choose to pursue a graduate degree in one of the health professions.”

Registration is now available for 20 openings. Tuition is $2,500, and five full-tuition scholarships for the Anatomy Academy are available. Registration and application for scholarships are available at