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Anatomy

One-Week Summer Medicine Program

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The Anatomy program takes students on journey of discovery into the marvels of the human body via hands-on lab activities and more. Students will learn about anatomy through the use of models, dissection, experimentation, and exercise.

This program walks students through every system in the body. Using model bones, they reconstruct the human skeletal system and study the differences between human and primate skulls. They jump into the circulatory and cardiovascular systems by examining the effects of exercise on heart rate and blood oxygen levels. They explore the ins and outs of the muscular system through hands-on experimentation and by learning how to sketch and identify muscle groups. Keep reading below to learn more about potential activities this summer!

SUMMER 2024 DATES:

June 17 – 21 , 2024 | Olin/Wellesley, MA

July 15 – 19, 2024 | Gann/Bentley, Waltham

July 29 – August 2, 2024 | Olin/Wellesley, MA

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Cardiovascular Health

This unit will cover heart anatomy and physiology via examination of the heart and a study of the impact of exercise on cardiovascular function. Students will learn about heart healthy nutrition and lifestyle choices.

Neuroscience

We will study brain structure and function and will examine parts of the brain. In addition, we’ll learn about concussions and second impact syndrome, as well as the impact of chemicals such as caffeine, THC, alcohol, cocaine, and nicotine on brain neurotransmitters.

Sports Medicine

Students explore the structure and function of the knee joint. We will locate the ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL, and menisci. Students get to know a number of antagonistic muscle pairs as we delve into the science of fitness training and injury prevention. We will work with ATP to stimulate the contraction of muscle tissue in the lab. Students use exercise to identify the location of each muscle and experience it in action.

Anatomy petri dish 2
Anatomy photo brain
Anatomy banner with skull

S1 Instructor: Rawan Bresselsmith

Rawan Bresselsmith is a medical student at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. She received a Master of Science in Modern Human Anatomy from the University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine, one of top programs in the country. During her time at UColorado, Ms. Bresselsmith was an undergraduate researcher at the Children’s Hospital Colorado and facilitated three projects during her stay. Turning to her teaching experience, Ms. Bresselsmith was a TA for Human Anatomy Lab at UColorado. She was a medical assistant for Advanced Neurology of Colorado. She was also a clinical research coordinator at the Children’s Hospital Colorado. Ms. Bresselsmith also has published research. 

S2 and S3 Instructor: David Abraham

Mr. Abraham is a medical student at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Honors College at the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a B.S. in Microbiology. During his time at UMass, Mr. Abraham was an undergraduate researcher in an environmental microbiology lab, a Teaching Assistant, as well as Microbiology Department Peer Advisor. He has additional experience working as a medical assistant and as an EMT. 


Student Comments from Summer 2023

I found it to be really interesting. Our teacher was very detailed with each lesson. I liked how she made clinical connections to the content.

‘I really liked it! It was interesting and always informative. We weren’t just sitting in chairs and listening to a lecture; we were doing hands-on activities that were relevant to the topic… a great teacher and accommodating to all learning styles!’

I loved the program. The anatomy course was so informative and I took a lot out of it. I really enjoyed the dissections that we did. In terms of the teacher, she was so sweet, patient and always willing to help us!

We learned about the digestion system, pulmonary, circulatory, and the nervous system. I liked being able to use complete anatomy and doing dissections which helped me better understand the systems of the body.’

Students pose with teeth models in the Anatomy one-week summer medical program

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