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    Anatomy is the science of the structure of organisms and all of their various parts. If you are planning a career in the medical field, you must study and excel in the subject of anatomy. It's not easy; but there are ways to succeed. Read on to learn how.

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    1- Study anatomy by first realizing that it all boils down to memorization. There's a huge, long list of vocabulary words you must learn. The terminology can be difficult. You must memorize charts, body functions and many details concerning glands, cells and body parts.

    2- Make flash cards out of index cards. This is a great help in memorization. Write a terminology word on one side of the card and write the definition on the other side. When you study anatomy, go over the cards (again and again) by yourself. Then, get someone to help. Ask someone to hold the card up in front of you with one side showing. Start by looking at the word first, then flipping to the definition. Alternate back and forth until you can both define the word and look at the definition first and name the term.

    3- Create another set of flash cards out of index cards. On this study set for anatomy, write a body part on one side of the card. Write the function of that body part on the other side of the card. Use these in the same way as the terminology flash cards.

    4- Know that you must memorize charts in your study of anatomy. Your anatomy textbook will have charts such as the Periodic Table of the Elements. You must read over these charts again and again in order to memorize them.

    5- Look at models of the human body in the laboratory when you study anatomy. You must memorize each body part and its location. Take extra time, if you need to, in the lab so that you can go over the body parts repeatedly until you can identify each part of the body on the model.

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    and after all of that u should repeat everything u have learned in a group, otherwise u will forget everything as soon as u have a new subject or topic
    nice tips
     

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    Exactly^^ The main tip to be able to remember anatomy well is re-re-revising to make sure you don't forget.
     

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    model is the best teacher to learn anatomy :)
     

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    You are right Hendra
     

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    I recommend studying by watching plates in Anatomy Atlas, my favourite is Netter :)
     

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    thats true in addition couple work is so important and it makes the study fast and easy if the one has forgot some term the other will remind him ,good tips
     

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    hendra_INAmedicalstudent Well-Known Member

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    my favourite is Atlas of Human Anatomy - Sobotta
     

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    Thank you for the good advice and tips! I've found it very helpful to have a studying partner in the labs when going over the models or dissections, just to get different view points and ideas for association and memorization.
     

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    Anatomy is a subject that requires visualization for long term memory. Two things I liked most in learning Anatomy are:
    1. Atlas of Human Anatomy by Frank Netter, MD.
    2. Acland's Videos on Gross Anatomy.
     

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    Anatomy is the study of the internal characteristics of the human body.Anatomy is basically very important subject of medical sciences.It covers the medical science in such a way that it covers the study of all the internal structure of the human body.
     

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    To study Anatomy prepare all the study materials and revise the subject once again.
     

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    Anatomy is the study of gross & microscopic structure of human body,repeat &repeat make diagrams ,study with the partner on models ,give oral & viva voice&keep atlas open to look at are some of the points to be taken care of..;):D

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    I love Anatomy classes :)
    Getting to know your very own body in such detail is fascinating <3
     

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    the best way too imrove anatomy iz Group Study......
    with bones and ATLAS
     

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    Some of my students like the app "Visible Body" which presents anatomy in 3D in an Ipad. Some useful features: you can "dissect" a structure by removing it part by part, you can search for an anatomy and its definition, you can copy and paste the "dissected" anatomy and add your own text/ labels in your presentation slides or word document. Nonetheless, the app is not free. Check whether your university has bought or subscribed to it. It is NOT meant to replace any comprehensive traditional text book for anatomy such as Gray's Anatomy or Keth Moore Clinically Oriented Anatomy. Please let me know your experience with this app or other similar app. Thanks.
     

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    Working on the cadaver is a great way to understand the human body's anatomy, once you have read the theory on text books and atlas. Personally, I prefer studying Anatomy by my own, and then making self-evaluations of the topics studied. Once you think you have "mastered" the region or topic, then discuss questions with classmates and make exams to each other. I would recommend Gray's Anatomy for Students (as textbook), Testut-Latarjet (as a reference masterpiece for specific anatomic details), Sobotta or Netter (as atlas) and I truly recommend Dr. Acland's Videos of Anatomy based on corpse dissections, these videos truly helped me when I studied Anatomy in school, and I found them very didactic.
     

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    Here in Chile, we study from netter + moore as base, and rouviere for details (sobotta, latarjet and other texts too); for lab, we use Yokochi to learn from model pieces in lab...
     

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    I found that I could memorise my anatomy better by drawing and labeling over and over. It helped me to visualise better and in an exam you could quickly sketch to help bring back information you had forgotten.
     

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    Just 'repeat it again and again'
     

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