The Department of Anatomy offers two regionally-focused advanced electives in surgical anatomy for M.S. in Applied Anatomy students and medical students (generally those in their final year). I direct ANAT 516 (ANAT 4002M), which focuses on the head and neck and is mainly taught by clinical faculty, particularly surgeons. The primary goal of the course is to familiarize participants with surgical approaches used to treat pathological conditions of the head and neck. Through this course, students build on their understanding of basic gross anatomy to gain a better appreciation of the complex anatomy of the head and neck. Graduate Gross Anatomy (ANAT 411) is not a prerequisite but is highly recommended. Students are required to attend and participate in review labs, lectures, selected integration sessions with ANAT 411 students, and surgical labs in order to successfully complete the course.