IU School of Medicine



This course is designed for third and fourth year medical students interested in reviewing the gross anatomy, histology, and embryology components of the Human Structure course taught to first year medical students (MS1s). Participating students will assist in teaching the gross anatomy and histology laboratories of the course and will be expected to prepare prosections with the course director. Participants should consider the timing of their elective such that the regional anatomical course content will align with the student's area of clinical interest. Participants will also develop a durable educational module focusing on a clinical application of interest. This module could be a slide presentation, video, procedural demonstration, or any other modality that supports the objectives of the Human Structure course.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Gerard Guillot (gguillot@iu.edu)

Director: Gerard Guillot, Ph.D.

Campus: Muncie

Location: IUSM- Muncie

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Demonstrate a high degree of anatomical knowledge by preparing high quality gross anatomy prosections for teaching purposes to MS1s. (MK1)
  • 2) Develop a durable educational module focusing on a clinical application of interest. (PBLI1)
  • 3) Describe how structures in the gross anatomy and histology laboratories relate to health as well as the diagnosis, management, and prevention of disease. (MK3)
  • 4) Develop teaching and communication skills to share course content and existing clinical knowledge with MS1s in a professional manner. (ISC5)


  • Professional Development Evaluation Form (Students will be assessed on the quality and completion of their prosections, their preparedness for interactions with MS1s, and the quality and depth of their educational module. Students will be evaluated through observation and review of submitted materials. The Professional Development Evaluation rubric will be used to assess students on the following competencies: medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal skills and communication, and professionalism).

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 35-40

Time Distribution: 25%Library/Research; 65% Laboratory; 10% Lecture/Seminar

Elective Type Category: PD - Professional Development

Notes and Enrollment Information:

THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH. Contact Dr. Gerard Guillot (gguillot@iu.edu) for enrollment permission.

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None