Science AMA Series: How Do Doctors Learn Anatomy? I’m Chris Ruff, from
Johns Hopkins, I’ve taught anatomy for 35 years, AMA!
Hi Reddit, my name is Chris Ruff
and I’m an anatomist and biological anthropologist at the Johns Hopkins
University School of Medicine. During my 35 years of teaching anatomy,
I’ve seen many changes in how we introduce students to this subject.
Anatomy forms the foundation for much of medicine, but can be difficult
to learn, so finding the best ways to communicate that information is
important. Dissection of cadavers has always been a key part of
anatomical training, because of the realism and experience with the
actual body that it involves. However, increasingly we also use computer
software to reinforce or review anatomical structures or concepts.
Recently, we have developed a new product that makes learning muscles
and bones fun and interactive. It’s designed for both medical
professionals and anatomy neophytes.
I’ll be back at 1 pm ET today to answer your questions.