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Science AMA Series: How Do Doctors Learn Anatomy? I’m Chris Ruff, from Johns Hopkins, I’ve taught anatomy for 35 years, AMA!
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Hi Reddit, my name is Chris Ruff [https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/profiles/results/directory/profile/0000031/christopher-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. [https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/articles/anatomy-app-offers-interactive-learning-from-johns-hopkins-expert] I’ll be back at 1 pm ET today to answer your questions.