GAPP Workshop


The GAPP (Gross Anatomy Pre-Matriculation Preparation) Workshop, is a 14-day, summer matriculation workshop.  Students are given opportunities to:  

  • Experience the principal methods by which gross anatomy is taught in most health professional curricula;
  • Study the anatomical structure and functions of the thorax, lower extremity, and brain through lecture, readings, dissection of a cadaver, and the utilization of models, skeletal materials, and videotapes.  Pre-dental students will have the option of studying the face, parotid and temporal regions of the skull instead of the thorax;
  • Learn and apply effective and productive study skills and learning methods.  A brief discussion of learning and teaching styles will be presented — including discussion of study/learning resources, disarticulated skeletons, flash cards, coloring books, and how to use the textbook and atlases; and
  • Experience typical oral and written quizzes, as well as, practical examinations on the subject matter.

Positive feedback from GAPP participants:  

I learned that the skin of the face is actually innervated by a cranial nerve and not spinal nerve. Also, I’m really excited about the fall anatomy lab class!
“I now speak the language of Anatomy!”
“I’ve learned 3 things while being here:  1) it’s ok to be wrong 2) I understand the anatomy of the spinal cord and its peripheral nerves so much more! and 3) always remind yourself of the big picture!

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