Survey of clinicians' attitudes to the anatomical teaching and knowledge of medical students

Stuart William Waterston, Ian James Stewart

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    Abstract

    There is considerable and ongoing debate surrounding the teaching of anatomy to medical students, and the anatomical knowledge of those medical students once they graduate. Few attempts have been made to gather the opinions of clinicians on this subject. A questionnaire was sent to 362 senior clinicians in hospitals affiliated to the University of Aberdeen. A total of 162 replies were received, with this sample being representative of the population of hospital consultants. Our results indicate that the majority of clinicians feel that the current anatomical education of medical students is inadequate, and below the minimum necessary for safe medical practice. There is widespread support among clinicians for more vertical integration of anatomy teaching throughout the undergraduate curriculum. (c) 2005 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)380-384
    Number of pages4
    JournalClinical Anatomy
    Volume18
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

    Keywords

    • human anatomy
    • anatomical teaching
    • medical education
    • medical practice
    • EDUCATION

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    In: Clinical Anatomy, Vol. 18, 2005, p. 380-384.

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    Waterston, Stuart William ; Stewart, Ian James. / Survey of clinicians' attitudes to the anatomical teaching and knowledge of medical students. In: Clinical Anatomy. 2005 ; Vol. 18. pp. 380-384.
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