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GAPP Workshop

  • Gross Anatomy Pre-matriculation Preparation Workshop (GAPP)

    June 3 - 25, 2020
    Mondays - Thursdays, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    printable pamphlet (pdf)


    The GAPP workshop is a 14 day, summer pre-matriculation workshop that prepares future physical therapy, physician assistant, medical, and dental students for the pace, content, and volume of a health professional gross anatomy course.

    Thursday, April 30 at 7:30pm, there will be a Q & A session about the GAPP Workshop! 

    Meet us there, virtually! Click the link below and hope to see you there.

    GAPP 2020

    • Open to students who have been accepted to, but not yet entered, Physical Therapy, Medical, or Dental School. Documentation of acceptance is required.
    • Preference will be granted to pre-physical therapy students accepted to UMES.
    • A maximum of 32 students will be accepted.

    The participants shall:
    • Experience the principal methods by which gross anatomy is taught in most health professional curricula.
    • Study the anatomical structure and function of the thorax, and lower extremity 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.  This will include discussion of study/learning resources, disarticulated skeletons, flash cards, coloring books, and how to use the textbook and atlases.
    • Experience typical oral and written quizzes and written and practical  examinations on the subject matter.

    Required Textbooks:  

    • Textbooks & Atlases: (most current editions) 
      Moore KL: Clinically Oriented Anatomy, 
      Agur AM: Grant's Atlas of Anatomy 

      If you would like to purchase another atlas, these are recommended: 
       Netter FH: Atlas of Human Anatomy 
       Rohen & Yokochi: Color Atlas of Anatomy 
       Gilroy, MacPherson, & Ross: Atlas of Anatomy 
       Moses, Banks, Nava, & Peterson: Atlas of Clinical Gross Anatomy 

    Why should I attend the workshop?
    Click on the picture to hear
    comments by a student

    Jess's response video

    Comments by participants:

    "This course is an excellent way to prepare students for the coming fall curriculum, both in material but also testing examples."

    "It is a terrific way for incoming 1st  year students to get acquainted with the rigors of the program as well as to begin forming relationships with classmates.  By far, the best assets of the workshop are the instructors - they were terrific."

    "I really like this class, I feel like it really prepared me and got me excited for the upcoming semester!"