Program in Human Anatomy
Our mission: The central mission of the Medical School's Program in Human Anatomy Education is to teach Gross Human Anatomy and Embryology to professional, graduate, and undergraduate students at the University of Minnesota.
To fulfill this mission, the program seeks to develop and/or adopt innovative teaching methods to better facilitate anatomy education and to create courses to meet the educational needs of professional and advanced nontraditional students (residents, practicing physicians, biomedical engineers, etc.).
Mini Medical School
Each semester our anatomy faculty participate in Mini Medical School, a 5-week evening course hosted by the University of Minensota Academic Health Center for anyone wanting a glimpse into the world of a medical student and to hear from experts on the scientific foundations of health and disease.
Learn more about Mini Medical School
Plastination Lab featured in Pioneer Press
The university's lab is one of only about a dozen in the United States that essentially turns flesh into plastic, using a method developed in the 1970s by German anatomist Gunther von Hagens.
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Anatomy Faculty using the Wangensteen Historical Library to teach new generations about medicine.