PCB617M.01 (Reno)
Selected Topics in Anatomy

Office of Medical Education

  • Course Name: Selected Topics in Anatomy
  • Short Name: PCB617M.01 Selected Topics Anatomy
  • Course Number: PCB617M.01
  • Location: Reno
  • Type: Non-Clinical
  • Length: 2 Weeks
  • Preceptor: Physiology and Cell Biology Faculty

Please contact the department to verify elective availability.


  • To provide students an opportunity to dissect a selected area or system of the human body in preparation for their chosen residency program.

Description of Rotation

The student is provided with dissection instruments, human cadaver, and access to the Gross Anatomy


Any dissection manual or surgical text. Suggestions are offered that will enhance our current collection of prosected material.

Evaluation Method

Quality and completion of the dissection as determined by staff and faculty of the Department.


  • Honors: An exceptional performance which exceeds all course objectives
  • High Pass: A performance which exceeds most course objectives
  • Pass: A performance which meets the course objectives
  • Fail: A performance which does not meet the course objectives

Special Notes

This elective has limited availability.   As such, preference will be given to students going into Surgery, OB GYN, Ortho, Radiology, Anesthesiology, ENT or any other surgical sub-specialties.

To schedule this elective, please:
1. Confirm with the preceptors that they will precept you on your planned work. Copy both Dr. Caroline Cobine - ccobine@med.unr.edu and Dr. Gillian Moritz - gmoritz@med.unr.edu

2. After they have approved, include the approval email in the notes on the Add/Change Form.