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Get Hands-On Anatomy Experience with MedSci Discovery

National University’s MedSci Discovery program is designed to expose high school students to the medical field through hands-on anatomy instruction. This immersive program will help students develop advanced critical thinking skills required of medical professionals through case-based discussion with hands on correlation in the human anatomy dissection laboratory.   Students will explore opportunities in musculoskeletal cases during week 1 and neuroanatomy cases in week 2. Students can choose which week best suits their interest or take advantage of both weeks.

students working in anatomy lab with instructor

Program Format

The MedSci Discovery program takes place over the course of 2 weeks. Students can register for one or both weeks so that they can engage and learn the information most relevant to their interests.

Within the program, students will learn:

Week 1 – Musculoskeletal Anatomy

July 10 – 14, 2023 | 9am – 1pm

Focus: general anatomy of tissues with emphasis on nerve, muscle, bone and joint systems

Knowledge Gained: linking anatomy to function, mechanism of injury, and possible causes for simulated patient complaints

Demonstration and Examination: case outcomes will be demonstrated on bones, cadavers and models

Week 2 – Neuroanatomy

July 17 – 21, 2023 | 9am – 1pm

Focus: anatomy knowledge of central nervous system including neural tissue, the brain and spinal cord, and the skull

Knowledge Gained: linking neuroanatomy to function, mechanism of injury, and possible causes for simulated patient complaints

Demonstration and Examination: case outcomes will be demonstrated on brains, models, and/or imaging studies

NUHS Campus

MedSci Discovery – Program Location

This program takes place at the National University of Health Sciences campus in Lombard, IL.

200 E. Roosevelt Road,
Lombard, IL. 60148


The charge for this program is $1,450 for one week $2,610 for both weeks*

*10% discount for 2 weeks

Full Scholarship Available

Student must be a paid registrant to be eligible. A scholarship application will be sent with the confirmation packet after registration.


Students must have completed Grade 9 prior to program start.

Campus & Anatomy Lab Guidelines

The laboratory is a place for scientific learning through the utilization of human cadavers and human cadaver material. It is necessary for students to understand the distinction between a corpse and a cadaver; learning in the laboratory is not the same as visiting a morgue or a funeral home. Cadavers are available for learning purposes through anatomical gift programs, where individuals choose to participate in an effort to advance research and education. This requires students to behave with a high degree of respect in the presence of human specimens in the laboratory.


To register and join us for one or both weeks, complete the application process. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to 16 students per week.

Registration Deadline: June 23, 2023

More Information

If you are interested in finding out more about the MedSci Discovery program, please fill out the form below:

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