Students are starving for a more efficient, effective way to consume the material. Faculty are searching for smarter ways to deliver targeted pieces of information.
Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) July 05, 2012
For past generations, anatomy was a year-long course, allowing students ample time to master a subject in which they must internalize more new vocabulary than the average first-year language student. Today, however, most students experience the course as a much shorter semester-long class that includes not only gross anatomy but, in most cases, embryology, histology, and clinical content as well. This shift has been dubbed “curriculum reform,” and rising numbers of medical schools across the nation are feeling both the pain and the benefits of the change.
“Shortened courses have become an increasingly difficult challenge for both teaching faculty and students,” says, Dr. Jason Organ, AnatomyOne author and Assistant Professor of Anatomy in the Department of Surgery and Center for Anatomical Science and Education at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. “It’s as if you’re at an all-you-can-eat restaurant where you’re expected to eat the entire buffet. Students are starving for a more efficient, effective way to consume the material. Faculty are searching for smarter ways to deliver targeted pieces of information, rather than the entire buffet.”
Increasingly, medical educators and students alike are looking to technology as a solution to the dilemma. In 2010, the Stanford University School of Medicine distributed iPads to its incoming class of first-year medical students, enabling students to carry an entire bookshelf’s worth of material with them everywhere they went.
Companies such as Amirsys, out of Salt Lake City, Utah, are providing technology solutions that help students learn faster and more effectively. In late June of 2012, Amirsys released AnatomyOne, an online learning portal that encompasses the full breadth of resources needed to master anatomy. AnatomyOne brings these resources together into one easily accessible, interactive online learning portal, providing students with a more efficient, customizable, and effective way to master anatomy.
Amirsys, Inc. is a leading provider of innovative online healthcare solutions in medical education, radiology, pathology, and surgery. Over 99% of North American academic medical centers use Amirsys products daily. Through use of its proprietary technology and image-intensive, expert and evidence-based content, Amirsys provides online problem-solving solutions to thousands of radiologists, pathologists, surgeons, and residents-in-training worldwide.