Contemporary Human Anatomy, MS

Contemporary Human Anatomy, MS

Earn a master’s degree in three semesters and learn an innovative, technological approach to a traditional science

What are my career options?

A Masters in contemporary human anatomy helps prepare students for a diverse array of job markets or further educational opportunities.

  • Allopathic/Osteopathic medical school
  • Health Professional schools
  • Medical education
  • Medical illustration
  • Medical laboratories
  • Medical examiner offices
  • Medical model engineering
  • Biotechnology companies
Students gathered around a model of a skull

Why choose EVMS?

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Customized Curriculum

Freedom to select the electives and capstone project that best prepares you for post-graduate goals.

Scalpel

Full-body dissection

Dissection experience at a ratio of 2 students per anatomical donor (cadaver).

Vitruvian man

Teaching opportunities

Options to serve as teaching assistants for MD gross anatomy.

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Opt-out

Potential course exemptions if you matriculate into our MD and Health Professions programs.

Looking for a short-term option? Check out our 8-week intensive Certificate in Anatomy.

Virtual Dissection

Innovative tools like the virtual dissection table enable students to practice dissection techniques outside the cadaver lab.

Beyond the Textbook

Ultrasound training

Early in their careers, EVMS students learn to use this powerful and portable technology to look beneath the surface in real time.

Our physicians and scientists are leading the way in incorporating ultrasound into the curriculum, encouraging ultrasound use at the patient’s bedside and finding new applications for the technology — such as EVMS-led research that is speeding the diagnosis of serious fetal heart problems.

In addition, EVMS researchers are developing training models and educational methodologies to prepare students to effectively use this emerging and evolving technology.

Hands-on training

Students engage in a wide range of hands-on learning opportunities at EVMS.

Contemporary Human Anatomy training experiences may include:

  • Plastinating and preserving specimens in the lab
  • Employing 3-D printing techniques
  • Working with clay and computers in the medical modeling lab
  • Programming software at the Modeling & Simulation center
  • Partnering with medical and PhD candidates on research projects
  • Reading MRI and CT images
 

Plastinarium

Students may travel and learn body-preserving plastination techniques from world-renowned experts at the Plastinarium in Guben, Germany.

During their visit students handle plastinated parts and practice dissection techniques using state-of-the-art technology.

Among the instructors is the creator of plastination, Gunther von Hagens, who not only changed the study of anatomy, but also the way the human body viewed in his groundbreaking exhibition Body Worlds.

Ultrasound training

Early in their careers, EVMS students learn to use this powerful and portable technology to look beneath the surface in real time.

Hands-on training

Students engage in a wide range of hands-on learning opportunities at EVMS.

Our physicians and scientists are leading the way in incorporating ultrasound into the curriculum, encouraging ultrasound use at the patient’s bedside and finding new applications for the technology — such as EVMS-led research that is speeding the diagnosis of serious fetal heart problems.

In addition, EVMS researchers are developing training models and educational methodologies to prepare students to effectively use this emerging and evolving technology.

Plastinarium

Students may travel and learn body-preserving plastination techniques from world-renowned experts at the Plastinarium in Guben, Germany.

Ultrasound training

Early in their careers, EVMS students learn to use this powerful and portable technology to look beneath the surface in real time.

Hands-on training

Students engage in a wide range of hands-on learning opportunities at EVMS.

Plastinarium

Students may travel and learn body-preserving plastination techniques from world-renowned experts at the Plastinarium in Guben, Germany.

Our physicians and scientists are leading the way in incorporating ultrasound into the curriculum, encouraging ultrasound use at the patient’s bedside and finding new applications for the technology — such as EVMS-led research that is speeding the diagnosis of serious fetal heart problems.

In addition, EVMS researchers are developing training models and educational methodologies to prepare students to effectively use this emerging and evolving technology.

Contemporary Human Anatomy training experiences may include:

  • Plastinating and preserving specimens in the lab
  • Employing 3-D printing techniques
  • Working with clay and computers in the medical modeling lab
  • Programming software at the Modeling & Simulation center
  • Partnering with medical and PhD candidates on research projects
  • Reading MRI and CT images
 

During their visit students handle plastinated parts and practice dissection techniques using state-of-the-art technology.

Among the instructors is the creator of plastination, Gunther von Hagens, who not only changed the study of anatomy, but also the way the human body viewed in his groundbreaking exhibition Body Worlds.

A Look at the Plastination Process

Students in the CHA program have access to our in-house plastination and preservation laboratory for specimen production, as well as the opportunity to travel abroad to study at the Gubener Plastinarium in Germany. Plastination keeps anatomical tissues from decaying and allows them to be handled by students without exposure to toxic chemicals and pathogens.