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Anatomical Sciences

Anatomy is one of the basic science courses from which clinical knowledge and experiences are built; thus, the VCOM curriculum incorporates the clinical sciences beginning in the first year of medical school. The College has developed a number of resources to enhance the learning experience and aid students in the recognition of clinically relevant structures and abnormalities, including the image library, plastinated specimens, diagnostic pathological library, and video archive of cadaveric dissection. Clinical presentations in the gross lab and during small group discussions emphasize the clinical relevance of anatomical structure and function. The VCOM curriculum includes directed lectures and cadaver dissections in one of the most modern anatomy labs in the country. In each block, anatomy integrates clinically relevant diagnostic, radiologic, and surgical procedures to reinforce the lab experience.

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Discipline Chair
John Anstrom, PhD
Discipline Chair, Anatomical Sciences


Discipline Chair for Anatomical Sciences
Phone: 540-231-8216
Fax: 540-231-5338
Discipline Chair for Surgery
Associate Professor for Anatomical Sciences and Surgery
Phone: 540-231-0600
Fax: 540-231-2001
Assistant Professor for Anatomical Sciences
Phone: 540-231-1456
Fax: 540-231-5338
Assistant Professor for Biomedical Sciences
Phone: 540-231-4919
Fax: 540-231-5338
Professor for Anatomical Sciences
Phone: 540-231-1702
Fax: 540-231-5338