The Anatomy of Teaching and the Teaching of Anatomy

Peck, David; Skandalakis, John E.
April 2004
American Surgeon;Apr2004, Vol. 70 Issue 4, p366
Academic Journal
Professional education is one of the greatest problems currently confronting the healing professions. The incorporation of basic science departments into colleges of medicine has affected curriculum design, research, admissions criteria, and licensure. Those who are not practicing members of a particular health care profession wield undue influence in medical schools. Ideally, gross anatomy teachers should be health care professionals who use anatomy in their practices. Reorganization of medical education will heal the rift between research and clinical medicine.


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