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Bryan Burk

Bryan E. Burk, MD 
Instructor of Gross Anatomy 
burk1@marshall.edu 

Research Interest

I am an Instructor of Gross Anatomy at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.  As an undergraduate and graduate student at Marshall University, I tailored my class schedule to feature as many courses that pertained to medicine as possible. Courses like Molecular Biology, Bacteriology, Mycology, Biomedical Physics, and Animal Physiology, on top of the required courses, started a good foundation to build on in medical school. As a student at Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University, I was fortunate to receive a top-class education from many of my current colleagues. My pre-clinical courses laid a strong foundation to build on and utilize in practicing medicine during my clinical years. Gross Anatomy was the course I enjoyed most. I could see and touch what we were discussing in class. For the first time, I was able to see the pathology that can result from smoking, diabetes, renal failure, abnormalities in lipid metabolism, and other diseases we were learning. Clinical rotations helped strengthen my ability to better formulate diagnoses, and come up with a plan of treatment, utilizing what I had learned in my pre-clinical years.