Medical Anatomy and Physiology Preparatory (MAPP) Program

Saint Louis University School of Medicine Medical Anatomy and Physiology Preparatory (MAPP) Program is a two-semester academic experience for post-baccalaureate scholars considering careers in medicine, other healthcare professions, or biomedical sciences. 

The MAPP program gives you the opportunity explore your career interests in the biomedical sciences and determine your career path. The MAPP program also gives a head start to those pursuing advanced degrees. Many students who go on to medical school are qualified to be tutors and teaching assistants in advanced anatomical science courses.


MAPP STUDENTS
  • Have an enriched learning environment in the Saint Louis University School of Medicine while experiencing all that greater St. Louis, MO area has to offer.
  • Have the opportunity to explore their career interests in the biomedical sciences and determine if their best path may be in pursuing professional training (medicine or other health professionals), academia/research, or industry.
  • Are part of an established academic center providing expert anatomical education for over 100 years.
  • Learn from faculty who are a diverse team of clinicians and scientists dedicated to teaching, training, and advising students.            
  • Experience hands on training in gross anatomy and neuroanatomy laboratories.
  • Benefit from over an 85% success rate for student placement in advanced degrees after enrolling our program.


CURRICULUM

Human Histology and Ultrastructure ANAT-5100 (5 credit hours) Fall Semester
Microscopic anatomy of human body; emphasis on relationships between structure and function of tissues and organs.

Human Embryology ANAT-5200 (2 credit hours) Fall Semester
Prenatal human development; emphasis on correlation of normal development with development of common congenital malformations.

Human Systems Physiology ANAT-5400 (4 credit hours) Fall Semester
Physiological principles and mechanisms; emphasis on function and processes within cells, tissues and organ systems. 

Human Gross Anatomy ANAT-5000 (8 credit hours) Spring Semester
Structure and function of human body; emphasis on anatomical relationships and concepts and their functional significance; dissection required.

Human Systems Neurobiology ANAT-5300 (5 credit hours) Spring Semester
Structure and function of the human nervous system; emphasis on neuroanatomical relationships of functional systems and neurobiological concepts of brain mechanisms.

MAPP students have the opportunity to explore and learn about biomedical research through attendance and participation in CASE Journal Clubs and M.S. project, M.S. thesis and Ph.D. dissertation defenses. 


APPLICATION

DEADLINE
The application deadline is August 1 via the Saint Louis University Graduate Admissions Office: http://www.slu.edu/medical-anatomy-and-physiology-preparatory-program-(mapp)

TIMELINE
Students admitted to MAPP program matriculate in the fall semester. 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Applicants are admitted on a competitive basis and must have a B.S. or B.A. degree from an accredited U.S. college or university with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and/or science GPA of 2.8.  In addition, applicants must have either a minimum combined MCAT score of 495 or a GRE general test score at the 40th percentile.  

APPLICATION MATERIALS 
Applicants are required to submit official undergraduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation from academic faculty, research advisors or relevant employer, and a brief autobiographical statement describing the applicant’s educational and professional goals and how this program will contribute to pursuit of those goals.

CASE GRADUATE PROGRAM
Interested and competitive MAPP students are encouraged to apply for admission into CASE M.S. programs. MAPP students are required to complete the core curriculum with a 3.0 GPA to apply. Accepted M.S. students are eligible and encouraged to apply for competitive teaching assistant positions. For more information on CASE graduate programs see: https://sites.google.com/a/slu.edu/center-for-anatomical-science-and-education-case/graduate-education

QUESTIONS
Contact CASE at pander20@slu.edu

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