The better we teach the language of medicine and the earlier we lead medical students to the clinical correlations, the sooner they will start thinking like clinicians.
Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) July 19, 2012
Amirsys’ AnatomyOne exhibited last week at the annual meeting for the American Association of Clinical Anatomists in Grenada. Almost without exception, the workshops and discussions at the conference focused on how and when to teach clinical anatomy to medical students.
Traditionally, the curriculum for a first-year gross anatomy course in medical school programs did not include clinical correlations. But, current programs are introducing clinical concepts earlier and earlier in their curriculum. Some educators are asking how soon medical students should start learning to think like clinicians. In answer, many schools are embracing an integrated curriculum that introduces clinical material as early as the first-year gross anatomy course.
“Medical students are not learning anatomy for its own sake,” says Jon Wisco, Associate Professor, Department of Physiology and Developmental Biology, Brigham Young University, and Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. “They are learning anatomy as the language and foundation of medicine so that they can recognize, diagnose, and treat medical conditions. The better we teach the language of medicine and the earlier we lead them to the clinical correlations, the sooner they will start thinking like clinicians.”
AnatomyOne, an online resource to help medical students master gross anatomy, includes over 450 Clinical Insights. Clinical Insights are woven into each AnatomyOne module, making the clinical information immediately relevant to the anatomy students are learning. AnatomyOne Clinical Insights include definitions, clinical presentations, pathophysiology, gross anatomic features, diagnosis, treatment, and imaging information.
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