Anatomy deals with structure and no description or illustration can surpass individual observations of the three dimensional structure. The capacity to be observant is essential to clinical diagnosis, and studying anatomy is a good way to develop it. Anatomy can be incredible overwhelming, especially when you open Netter's for the 1st time and realize that the page you turned to had about 50 terms on it, 4 of which you heard before, and there over 500 more pages just like that one. That said, once you begin dissecting, you will find that your cadaver is an invaluable learning tool, and your texts will become manageable supplements to your lab experience.
- Anatomy Downloads
- Online Anatomy Resources
- Recommended Anatomy Textbooks
- Netter's Atlas of Human Anatomy- Frank Netter is the man. You may be able to get a free copy of Netter's by joining AMSA. Check with your school's chapter.
- Netter's Anatomy Flash Cards - Portable Netter.
- Clinically Oriented Anatomy (Moore & Dalley) or Essential Clinical Anatomy (Baby Moore) - the full version has more information than you will need for your Gross Anatomy course, however it does an excellent job of putting the anatomy into clinical context. This will be a useful resource when you get to you surgery clerkship.