CADAVERIC ANATOMICAL EDUCATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY:

PRESERVING MEDICAL EDUCTION

  • Nick Byers ubc
  • Peter Baumeister

Abstract

Anatomical medical education through cadaveric dissection is a tradition that has been preserved through the centuries. Advancements in medical knowledge were gained throughout millennia, founded on ancient literature of dissections and vivisections of animals.  Now, centuries later, the roots of our heritage wither as medical programs restrict laboratory time in favor of more modern educational techniques. We seek to promulgate medical students’ perspective on the use of cadaveric dissection within curriculum and why dissections must remain an imperative part of medical education. A continued hands-on approach to anatomical systems will ensure both educational and medical standards are achieved and enhanced.

Published
2019-03-22
Section
Commentaries