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Learning Enrichment in Clinical Anatomy

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The prestigious Learning Enrichment in Clinical Anatomy (LECA) program has been established for all Pre-Med, Pre-Dental, and Pre-Health science applicants who are firmly committed to a career in healthcare. This program is the first of its kind and is designed to familiarize participants to the most updated innovative curriculum taught in medical, dental, and health professional universities. This intensive program utilizes the Anatomage Virtual Dissection Table, an innovative modality developed by Stanford Medicine, along with zSpace and Oculus Rift. The LECA program consists of a comprehensive one week course in clinical human anatomy designed for applicants who are:

  • Pre-health science students at any stage of their undergraduate years
  • Students currently applying to graduate health science programs
  • Applicants who are awaiting decision letters or who have been declined and are in the process of re-applying
  • Applicants who have accepted admission and would like a prep course in anatomy before starting their first year of graduate school
  • High school students

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SPRING REGISTRATION NOW OPEN


In this program, participants will receive…

  • A one-week comprehensive course in basic and advanced level human anatomy (anatomical terminologies, anatomical systems, clinical and surgical anatomy) similarly taught in medical, dental and health professional schools
  • Exposure to medical pathologies studied by physicians and health professionals with emphasis on clinical and surgical anatomy
  • Experience of what it’s like to be a professional student in an advanced program in Medicine and health profession
  • Meet current medical, dental and health professional students and faculty members
  • Workshop in mock interviews, writing application essay, examination of essays of already accepted applicants
  • Certificate of completion and a letter documenting your performance in the program

Program Schedule

  • Orientation: Anatomage Virtual Dissection/VRLC Tour
  • Campus tour
  • Session # 1A: Introduction to Clinical Anatomy, Anatomical Terminologies, Anatomical Movement, Joint Movement, Muscle/Nerve Classification.
  • Introduction to Trauma Management
  • Lunch: PowerPoint presentation. Presented by current medical and dental students
  • Meet and greet with faculty members
  • Session # 1 B: Review of Main Structures of Head and Neck Anatomy: Review of Muscles, Bones, Nerves and Arteries within the head and neck region. Foundation Review of Nervous System
  • Introduction to Clinical Case Studies
  • Conclusion on Session # 1
  • Session # 2 Thorax Region: Review of Anatomy of the Heart, Lung, Ribs, Vertebral Column
  • Lunch: PowerPoint presentation. Presented by current medical and dental students
  • Clinical case study: Review on heart and lung pathologies.
  • Clinical/Research Poster Abstract Design Workshop
  • Conclusion on Session # 2
  • Session # 3 Abdominal Region: Review of the Digestive and urinary system. Anatomy Review of Live, Gallbladder, Pancreas, Kidney
  • Lunch: PowerPoint presentation. Presented by current medical and dental students
  • Clinical Case study: Review on liver and Kidney pathologies
  • Surgical Foundation Workshop
  • Dinner with students and faculty members
  • Session # 4 Upper Limb Anatomy: Review of Bones, Joints, Muscles, Neurovascular supplies of the Upper Limb, Review of Branchial Plexus
  • Lunch: PowerPoint presentation. Presented by current medical and dental students
  • Clinical Case study: Review on Upper Limb, Fracture Classification, Branchial Plexus
  • Patient and History Physical Workshop
  • Session # 4 Upper Lower Anatomy: Review of Bones, Joints, Muscles, Neurovascular supplies of the Lower Limb, Review of Lumbosacral Plexus
  • Lunch: PowerPoint presentation. Presented by current medical and dental students
  • Clinical Case study: Review on Lower Limb, Fracture Classification, Lumbosacral Plexus
  • LECA Medical/Dental School Application Workshop
  • Conclusion of training session

Program Dates

Spring Sessions

March 5-9
March 12-16 (*Reserved for UTSA students)
March 19-24
March 26-30

Dates are subject to change and/or cancellation.


Registration Details and Instructions

 

Cal State Student Registration: $690.00 (valid student ID number required to be eligible for Cal State student fee)

General Registration: $1150.00

Applicant requirements: U.S citizen, permanent resident or on a student visa.

Location: Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona Campus

 

Click the Register Now button to complete the registration form and submit payment for spring sessions.

   
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 *Cancellation and Refund Policy

All refund and cancellation requests must be submitted two weeks prior to registered program start date. A 10% refund fee will be charged to all refunds. No refund will be given for cancellations made within 4 weeks of registered program start date.  Program fees can be transferred to another registration date without penalty. Please send any refund or cancellation requests to virtualu@westernu.edu.


Important Reminders

Program fee covers the following:

  • Training course
  • Learning materials
  • Training materials

The following items are not covered by program fees:

  • Travel arrangements
  • Transportation
  • Housing
  • Meals

Housing Information

The following are links to local hotels near Western University of Health Sciences:

 

 


Course Directors/Founders

Dr. Hooman T. Mir, DPM, MS, FAPWCA
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Senior Instructional Designer
Western University of Health Sciences VirtualU@Western

Dr. Robert W. Hasel, DDS
Associate Professor/Associate Dean for Simulation, Immersion & Digital Learning Environments
Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine

Dr. W. Paul Brown, DDS, FICD, FACD
Consulting Associate Professor
Stanford University School of Medicine, Div. of Clinical Anatomy
Stanford, CA