Graduate Certificate in Anatomical & Translational Sciences (GCATS)


The new graduate certificate in Anatomical and Translational Sciences is an academic enhancer program designed to academically prepare students in medical and translational sciences with an understanding in human gross anatomy, microscopic anatomy, embryology, neuroanatomy, modern stem cell and developmental biology, systems physiology and the technology for biomedical molecular imaging. GCATS offers a strong contemporary clinical emphasis using a problem-based learning approach. It is designed to maximize career opportunities and options in the health fields, to enhance competitiveness of applications to medical school or physician assistant programs, and to transition toward an advanced graduate degree program in the biomedical sciences.


The goals of GCATS are to ensure that graduates:

  • Receive enriched academic training for future physicians and other health-care practioners.
  • Acquire a fundamental understanding of how the human body functions and knowledge of state-of-the-art biomedical imaging technology.
  • Gain a fundamental overview of the normal structure and function of the major organs of the human body.
  • Attain clinical insights and knowledge on current therapeutic approaches to prevent or treat diseases.