Michael Ludwig and Caitlin McMenamin, both students in the Anatomy PhD Program at Penn State College of Medicine, are seen at work in a lab in the Department of Neural & Behavioral Sciences. The two are looking downward and framed at right by clean glassware hanging on a lab wall.

Anatomy PhD

Message From the Program Director

The Anatomy Graduate Program provides a strong academic foundation in human anatomical sciences.

The anatomy curriculum comprises discipline-specific courses in human gross anatomy, human microscopic anatomy and human embryology, integrated with courses in neuroanatomy, cell biology and systems biology.

Doctoral anatomy students have the unique opportunity to participate in all aspects of teaching in the medical school environment.

Students will also conduct hypothesis-driven basic, clinical or translational research under the mentorship of leading biomedical scientists.

The Anatomy Graduate Program participates in the Dual-Title Clinical and Translational Science Program, as well as the MD/PhD Medical Scientist Training Program at the College of Medicine.

Patricia McLaughlin, MS, DEd, is Director of the Graduate Program in Anatomy at Penn State College of Medicine.
Patricia McLaughlin, MS, DEd, is Director of the Graduate Program in Anatomy at Penn State College of Medicine.

Patricia J. McLaughlin, MS, DEd
Professor, Neural & Behavioral Science
Director, Graduate Program in Anatomy