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Len Cleary , Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
UT Health Science Center at Houston
Gross Anatomy is a subject that is highly integrated and clinically relevant for all medical students. As educators, we have the responsibility to use any available method to help students make anatomy a part of their daily thinking, from old school (i.e. lectures, dissection) to new wave (i.e. team learning, digital models). Anatomy is a great opportunity to begin building the professional values necessary for clinical practice. When students return for an elective in fourth year, it is satisfying to see how well they have fulfilled the expectations we set for them in the first year.