Message from Program Director

The Minor in Human Anatomy is an excellent way to familiarize yourself with some of the material taught in the first year of medical school. The four courses described on our website are all taught by medical school faculty. The classes have a small number of undergraduates in them allowing students to establish a profound relationship with faculty members. This helps our faculty to write a more meaningful letter of recommendation on behalf of our students.

I would recommend taking some introductory biology courses (BISC 1111 and BISC 1112) early on during your time at GW. You should plan on taking our four courses during your junior and senior years. We are flexible regarding prerequisites for taking these courses. If you are not sure or have any questions, I welcome you to contact me directly.

Earning an Anatomy Minor is an excellent way to demonstrate that you are well-trained in preparation for health professional schools.


Ahdeah Pajoohesh-Ganji, Ph.D. (She/her)

Associate Professor

Director, Minor in Human Anatomy

The George Washington University Medical School

Dept. of Anatomy and Cell Biology

2300 I St. NW

Washington DC, 20037

Ross Hall

Office: 202-994-5035 (402B)

Lab: 202-994-4794 (735C)

Fax: 202-994-8885