European Journal of Anatomy

Official Journal of The Spanish Society of Anatomy
Cover Volume 23 - Number 1
Eur J Anat, 23 (1): 77-79 (2019)

Is Anatomy dead?

Godwin Tong

College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom B15 2 TT

ABSTRACT Anatomy is often said to be the bread and butter of doctors, but in light of the ever-increasing additions to medical curricula and difficulties in teaching the subject, Anatomy has dropped out of favour with both staff and students, making way for the teaching of other new exciting specialties. In this paper, we highlight some of the new advances Anatomy has made in the recent years, demonstrating the relevance and potential clinical implications these discoveries can have, thus supporting the notion that Anatomy as a subject is still very much alive and exciting, as it was in the early days.

Keywords: Anatomical Education Medical Curriculum Advances in Anatomy

European Journal of anatomy
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