Welcome to the Department of Anatomy at Case Western Reserve University. Our department provides cutting-edge instruction in human anatomy to medical students, graduate students and undergraduate students.
Our program leading to the Masterís of Science degree in Applied Anatomy
provides rigorous training for students who aspire to careers requiring a solid
foundation in human anatomy. This curriculum is ideal for students with a range
of career goals, including those who will be future teachers of Anatomy or who
will pursue careers in medicine or other health professions or scientific fields that
The MS in Applied Anatomy can also be combined with the MD curriculum in a
four-year joint MD-MS curriculum. This provides an enhanced background for
medical students who plan to enter surgical specialties, radiology or other fields
that rely on detailed understanding of human anatomy.
The Anatomical Sciences Curriculum provides teaching in anatomy for medical
students in the University Program at CWRU. Instruction includes gross
anatomy, histology and embryology. Teaching formats include lectures and
gross anatomy laboratory with dissection.
I welcome you to further explore the descriptions of our programs on this
Clifford V. Harding, MD, PhD
Interim Chair of Anatomy
Chair of Pathology