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Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy Other Programs

Summer Remediation Courses

Summer remediation courses include:

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Neuroscience Camp for High School Students

Drexel University College of Medicine is seeking highly motivated current high school juniors and sophomores who are enrolled in an academic curriculum and demonstrate strong interest in neuroscience topics and research. The Neuroscience Camp features hands-on experience, and participants will also receive instruction in literature searching and project presentation. Students will learn common neuroscience laboratory procedures and will work on small-group lab projects together. Learn more about Neuroscience Camp for High School Students.

Artistic Anatomy

The Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, in collaboration originally with the New York Academy of Art and now the Fleisher Art Memorial, sponsors a course in advanced artistic anatomy. Taught by Michael Grimaldi, with support from Bruce Hirsch, PhD, associate professor of anatomy, and Theresa Connors, instructor at Drexel University College of Medicine, the course provides a unique experience for advanced graduate students of art. They spend a full day each week in the anatomy laboratory, working from cadavers, for 15 weeks. They study the structure of the body, how it relates to and controls function and appearance, and the application of this knowledge in their own art work. To the best of our knowledge, there is no other course anywhere that provides such an opportunity to art students. To quote Michael: "As we move towards our shared goals of being able to perceive and translate the forms and structures of the human body with increased intelligence, we also allow the important contemplation of the relationship between science and art and the humanities by opening a crucial but often neglected dialogue." This unique collaboration has been featured on the Emmy-nominated WHYY-TV’s (PBS) Friday Arts program in a story called "The Gross Lab." It was also mentioned on, in an article titled The Renaissance Tradition of Using Cadavers in Drawing Classes Is Still Alive, and in National Geographic in May 2019.

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Gross Anatomy for PT Students

The Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy partners with Arcadia University's College of Health Sciences to teach Gross Anatomy for doctor of physical therapy (DPT) students. This intensive six-week course covers all aspects of human gross anatomy and includes lectures and full cadaver dissection. Gross Anatomy for DPT students is jointly taught by Drexel and Arcadia faculty at the College of Medicine's Queen Lane Campus. A unique feature of this partnership with Arcadia allows a rising second-year College of Medicine medical student to be the teaching assistant for the Arcadia DPT course each summer. This medical student is selected by Neurobiology and Anatomy faculty based on the student's performance in the Medical Gross Anatomy Course. Drexel faculty involved in the course are: Theresa Connors and Bruce Hirsch, PhD.

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