Brett Szymik

Associate Professor

Brett Szymik

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy

  • (706) 713-2275
  • 162

Education

  • Ph.D., Biology/Biological Sciences, General Arizona State University, 2008

  • BS, Physiology, General Central Alabama Community Coll, 2002

Awards & Honors

  • Exemplary Teaching Award Medical College of Georgia, 2021

  • Exemplary Teaching Award Medical College of Georgia, 2020

  • Exemplary Teaching Award Medical College of Georgia, 2019

  • Educator of the Year Award AU/UGA Medical Partnership Class of 2021, 2018

  • Exemplary Teaching Award Medical College of Georgia, 2018

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • ANAT 5005

    Clinical Anat & Teach Skills
  • MEDI 5156

    Mod 2: Musculoskeletal
  • MEDI 5161

    Mod 3: Brain & Behavior
  • MEDI 5151

    Module 1: Fundamentals
  • MEDI 5242

    Mod 4: Digestive and Endocrine
  • MEDI 5168

    Mod 4: Renal/Cardiopulmonary
  • MEDI 5252

    Mod 5: Brain and Behavior
  • MEDI 5179

    Mod 5: GI/Endo/Repro
  • MEDI 5262

    Mod 6: Multi-System Disorders

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • A multi-year evaluation of medical student performance on and perceptions of collaborative gross anatomy laboratory examinations, 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Circulation of hemocoelic fluid during slow and fast swimming in the pteropod mollusc, Clione limacina, 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Musculoskeletal Biomechanics, 2015
    Material Regarding New Courses/Curricula
  • Changes in wingstroke kinematics associated with a change in swimming speed in a pteropod mollusk, Clione limacina, 2011
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Neuromechanics: An integrative approach for understanding motor control, 2007
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Department Service

  • Case Review Team 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Phase 1 Musculoskeletal Module (MEDI 5156 ATH) 2018 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Radiology Student Interest Group 2018 - Present

    Role: Faculty Mentor
  • Ultrasound/Simulation Strategy Team 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • 4th Year Student Elective in Gross Anatomy 2013 - Present

    Role: Other

College Service

  • Search Committee 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • AU/UGA Faculty Mentoring Program 2021 - Present

    Role: Faculty Mentor
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Taskforce 2021 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • MCG Faculty Senate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Case Oversight Team 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Orthopedic Surgery Student Interest Group 2018 - Present

    Role: Faculty Advisor

Professional Service

  • Carreer Mentor, American Association for Anatomy 2019 - Present

    Role: Mentor
  • Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 2018 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • Anatomy Curriculum Content Task Force, American Association of Anatomists 2015 - 2016

    Role: Committee Member

Public Service

  • UGA-Foothills Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Health Careers Youth Conference 2015 - Present

    Role: Workshop Organizer
  • Anatomy Lab Sessions with UGA Kinesiology Majors 2013 - 2014

    Role: Workshop Organizer
  • Ask A Biologist 2004 - 2008

    Role: Other
  • Central Arizona Regional Science and Engineering Fair 2005 - 2006

    Role: Other
  • Graduate Partners in Science Education 2005 - 2006

    Role: Mentor