Welcome to Anatomy at Ohio State
The Division of Anatomy has set a goal to help create the "New Anatomy" for health sciences education and practice by becoming a leading center for:
- Anatomy undergraduate, graduate, & professional education and pedagogy
- Training the next generation of anatomists
- Research in diverse disciplines
The division has a large teaching mission and serves more than 2,400 undergraduates, graduate and professional students each year. Required and elective courses are offered in human anatomy, embryology, histology, neuroanatomy and radiological anatomy. The division also provides anatomy labs that are required in both the Med 3 Surgical rotation and the Clinical Skills Immersion Experience.
More than 2,500 students enrolled in anatomy courses each year, including:
- 1,800 undergraduate students
- 80 graduate students
- 92 physical and occupational therapy students
- 110 dental students
- 450 medical students
Research in Anatomy at Ohio State
- Online histology
- Web-based multimedia tools for asynchronous leaning
- Anatomical Informatics - organize datasets of images to create 3-D embryological and anatomical models and simulations
- Leaning style influence in Anatomy education and Biomedical Research
About the Body Donation Program
In the Division of Anatomy, anatomical donations are regarded as unselfish gifts to medical education and research. Donors and their families can be assured their contribution is appreciated and treated with the utmost respect. An anatomical donation may be used for education or research for the advancement of medical science and health initiatives. Examples of how the gift might be used include medical education and training, forensic sciences (pathology, engineering, anthropology, taphonomy), vehicle safety or the development of protective equipment (sports, military, law enforcement).
Lean more about the Body Donation Program.
Outreach programs offer continuing education for practitioners and residents, as well as training for paramedics, and provide laboratory experiences to high school students interested in health careers.