Academic Affairs

Dean X. Parmelee, M.D., Associate Dean

Summer Program: Human Gross Anatomy

Course Description



The Summer Human Gross Anatomy course at The Boonshoft School of Medicine is a rigorous six-week cadaver-based course designed for medical students who need to repeat a course in human gross anatomy. The course meets the same standards and covers the same human gross anatomy material as the course offered during the academic year.

Regions covered include:

  • Upper extremity
  • Back
  • Thorax
  • Head and neck
  • Abdomen
  • Pelvis, and
  • Lower extremity

The course will consist of a lecture and laboratory portion. In this lecture and laboratory course, we review the entire anatomy of the human body and emphasize the clinical relevance of the subject matter. A complete dissection of the human body is required to complete this course successfully. Schedule Draft (PDF)

The course will meet each day, and faculty will be present during the dissections for personal interaction, to answer questions, and to facilitate proper dissection.

Students will have access to the Gross Anatomy Lab 24 hours a day, including weekends. Each student will have access to human bones, X-rays, CTs, and MRIs.


Advantages of taking the course at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine include:

  1. Brand new, state-of-the-art Gross Anatomy Lab facility and Medical Education Center, with specially-designed lighting and flexible downdraft ventilation systems
  2. On-site locker and curtained changing areas
  3. Twenty-four hour access to the wireless facility and Medical Education Center
  4. Course is taught by a full-time faculty member who teaches the same material during the academic year and is experienced in meeting the individual needs of each student
  5. Participation is restricted to medical students
  6. Low cost of living in an exciting, vibrant, centrally-located city
  7. All the amenities of a big city with smaller city atmosphere

Course Dates


Monday, June 7, 2010 - Friday, July 16, 2010



Student must be registered in an LCME accredited medical school. Send a letter of good standing and approval from Dean of Student or Academic Affairs of home institution along with a copy of student's picture, proof of health insurance, proof of immunizations, and proof of malpractice insurance must be submitted by May 1, 2010.

Number of students


Minimum= 4 Maximum=24

The program requires a minimum of 4 students to conduct the program, if the minimum number of students is not met, the students enrolled will be notified by May 7, 2010.

Application, Deadline, and Fees


$2,500. A non-refundable deposit of $200.00 is required by May 1, 2010, with the total amount due May 14, 2010. Applications will be accepted until May 1, 2010. Please make checks payable to Boonshoft School of Medicine, and mail to Nancy Harker, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Office of Academic Affairs, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435.

Download, print, and mail this Application or the informational flyer.

Other Registration Information


Housing is not provided in the tuition cost. Summer guest housing on Wright State's campus is an option. For more information visit the Wright State Campus Housing site at:

Surrounding the campus are also several extended-stay hotels where students can stay at a weekly rate. For a list please contact Nancy Harker, Office of Academic Affairs.

or see what is close to campus.

Course Director


Dan Miska, M.S.

Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Physiology
Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University

Contact and For More Course Information

Nancy Harker
Office Manager and Curriculum Coordinator, Office of Academic Affairs

Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Phone: 937.775.2675
Fax: 937.775.2842