Anatomy graduate students recognized for accomplishments

Several students in the Anatomy PhD program at Penn State College of Medicine recently marked program milestones.

Caitlin A. McMenamin and Haley L. Nation passed their final oral defenses in May, and have moved into teaching positions at medical universities in New Jersey and Texas respectively.

Sarah Tilden, left, and Elise Orellana, right, recently passed their comprehensive exams in the Penn State College of Medicine Anatomy PhD program. The two are pictured standing in a room with a tan wall and a blue seating area.

Sarah Tilden, left, and Elise Orellana, right, recently passed their comprehensive exams in the Penn State College of Medicine Anatomy PhD program.

Mid-summer, the second-year doctoral candidates successfully passed their comprehensive exams:

The first-year doctoral candidates successfully passed their candidacy exams in May and have chosen their laboratory affiliation and mentors:

The PhD program in Anatomy at Penn State College of Medicine is designed for those interested in acquiring advanced training in the anatomical sciences.

The doctoral degree provides coursework to help students achieve advanced understanding of specific knowledge related to human anatomic sciences, including medical gross anatomy, human embryology and human microscopic anatomy.

The program provides the resources for students to acquire specialty training and teaching experience necessary to pursue an academic career in the biological sciences.

Four students in the Anatomy PhD program at Penn State College of Medicine recently passed their candidacy exams. Pictured from left are Caitlin Coker, Taylor Friemel, Amanda Khan and Jenna Wilcox. The four are seen in a composite image; for each, the face and shoulders of the student are pictured.

Four students in the Anatomy PhD program at Penn State College of Medicine recently passed their candidacy exams. Pictured from left are Caitlin Coker, Taylor Friemel, Amanda Khan and Jenna Wilcox.

August 30, 2017 Penn State College of Medicine News

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