Medical Anatomy and Physiology Preparatory

Saint Louis University’s program in anatomy and physiology aids graduates in gaining entry into medical school, other health care professional programs or biomedical science graduate programs.


About the Program

Saint Louis University’s medical anatomy and physiology preparatory (MAPP) program is a rigorous, two-semester, academic-enhancing program for post-baccalaureate scholars considering careers in medicine, other health care professions or biomedical sciences. The program has an 85 percent success rate for student placement in advanced degrees.

Offered through the School of Medicine’s Center for Anatomical Science and Education (CASE), students also have the opportunity to apply for the CASE master's degree graduate programs. Core courses successfully completed in the MAPP program apply toward the completion of the M.S. in anatomy.

Program Highlights

MAPP offers students the opportunity to learn from a diverse team of faculty, clinicians and scientists dedicated to teaching, training, and advising students. You’ll experience hands-on training in gross anatomy and neuroanatomy laboratories in an academic center that has been providing expert anatomical education for more than 100 years.

Curriculum and Program Details

Courses include:

  • ANAT 5000: Human Gross Anatomy
  • ANAT 5100: Human Histology and Ultrastructure
  • ANAT 5200: Human Embryology
  • ANAT 5300: Human Systems Neurobiology
  • ANAT 5400: Human Systems Physiology
Faculty
  • John R. Martin III, Ph.D
  • Michael Ariel, Ph.D.
  • Craig Lawson, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Joshua W. Little, D.C., Ph.D.
  • Yun Tan, M.D., Ph.D
  • MariaTeresa Tersigni-Tarrant, Ph.D.
  • Daniel T. Daly, DC, Ph.D
  • Andrew J. Lechner, Ph.D
  • Mark M. Voigt, Ph.D.
  • Mark M. Knuepfer, Ph.D.
  • Randy S. Sprague, Ph.D.
  • Gina L. Yosten, Ph.D.
  • Heather Macarthur, Ph.D.
  • Terrance M. Egan, Ph.D.
  • John C. Chrivia, Ph.D.
  • Kristine Griffett, Ph.D.
  • Willis K. Samson, Ph.D.
Careers
SLU’s MAPP program gives you the opportunity explore your career interests in the biomedical sciences while also giving you a head start in pursuing an advanced degree. Many students who go on to medical school are qualified to be tutors and teaching assistants in advanced anatomical science courses.
Tuition and Fees

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Applicant Criteria

Applicants are admitted on a competitive basis and must have a bachelor degree from an accredited college or university in the United States with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 or science GPA of 2.8.

Applicants must also have either a minimum combined MCAT score of 495 or a GRE general test score at the 40th percentile.

You’ll need the following items to apply: 

Application Requirements

Application form and fee
Transcript(s)
Three letters of recommendation
GRE or GMAT scores

Requirements for International Students

Application Deadline

Students must submit their application by Aug. 1.

Review Process

A committee examines and reviews the applicant and application wholly.