Top Tips to Prepare for Medical Gross Anatomy - LECOM

Top Tips to Prepare for Medical Gross Anatomy

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Learn to budget your time (set a schedule!) and develop good study skills: Schedule dedicated time for studying where there are no distractions so you can focus on learning material and identify study strategies that work best for you!

Get a white board and markers and practice drawing structures: Use a white board to practice drawing and labeling structures, focusing on relationships and clinically relevant applications.

Learn to move beyond memorizing content and learn to think and problem solve: Physicians need to problem solve! In anatomy, you should learn the basic structural and functional concepts of the human body and use case studies and clinical correlations to apply your knowledge.

Do practice questions: Faculty will prescribe case-based practice questions from a variety of resources – you should practice reading through case-based questions, identifying clinically important aspects of the case and answering clinical-based questions.

Use the anatomy lab and your atlas to create a visual representation of structure: Use the anatomy lab to visualize anatomical patterns and relationships and construct a mental picture of the human body. Seeing these relationships firsthand helps them stick and makes understanding so much easier.

Find an outlet for stress (exercise, Wellness Center, hobbies) and a support system: You can’t study all day! By budgeting your time and developing efficient study skills, you will be able to find time for other activities to reduce stress, exercise and develop a good sleep schedule.


Written by Randy Kulesza, Ph.D.