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Dr. Peterson with Anatomy Academy participants

Registration Open for 2020 Anatomy Academy Sessions

Providing the opportunity for hands-on lessons in a gross anatomy lab: that’s the concept behind NEOMED’s Anatomy Academy, being held this summer on the NEOMED campus.

“It’s a unique educational opportunity to work directly with cadavers in a gross anatomy lab,” says Dana Peterson, Ph.D., professor of anatomy and neurobiology at NEOMED. “This program gives an inside look at life as a medical student, and it opens windows onto several rapidly growing occupations in the anatomy field.”

Northeast Ohio Medical University is accepting applications for the University’s Anatomy Academy, a two-week institute that offers high school, undergraduate students (16-year-olds and above) and adult learners a hands-on experience. The Academy will take place from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, June 15-26. A second session will be held July 6-17.

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

Registration is now available for 20 openings. Tuition is $2,500. One full-tuition scholarship for the Anatomy Academy is available to a student from 16 – 19 years of age who lives within 30 miles of NEOMED.

Registration forms and applications for scholarships for both sessions are available at