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Electives - Anatomy and Cell Biology
Clinically Oriented Gross Anatomy
Elective Number: 3801 (Lottery)
Rotation Supervisor: Dr. David Moyer
Duration: 4 weeks
Report to: Dr. Moyer
Time to Report: 9:00 am
Place to Report: TBA
Typical day: 8:00 am - noon
Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory. Students are NOT permitted to take ACLS or PALS during this rotation.
Number of Students Per Rotation: 4/8
Course Description: By the fourth year of medical school, students have acquired a greater appreciation for the importance of anatomy in their future medical practice. The Department of Cell Biology offers students the opportunity to review one or more regions of the body with emphasis on clinical relevance. For otolaryngology, ophthalmology, neurosurgery, plastic surgery and dermatology aspirants, head and neck anatomy is the obvious choice. For students interested in orthopaedics, rehabilitative or sports medicine, musculoskeletal anatomy is appropriate. Students contemplating residency in surgery, medicine, obstetrics/gynecology or urology should consider trunk anatomy. Any of the three offerings would be appropriate for students going into radiology or anesthesiology.
The primary focus of this elective is on quality dissection including review
of basic structures and on special dissections not done in the first-year course
such as plantar foot, temporal bone and surgical approaches. During conferences
with the supervisor, students discuss various clinical considerations and surgical
approaches for repair or removal of specific structures. Anatomical landmarks
and relationships, fascial planes, muscular layers, regional innervation and
vascularization, common variation and anomalies are all considered. The students
are expected to use the library and clinical facilities in preparing for these
sessions and are encouraged to attend appropriate surgeries and conferences.
Independent dissections, from two to four weeks in duration, can be arranged
outside the first semester, dependent on the availability of dissection material.
MSK Learning Objectives - Rotation 6
Head & neck learning objectives - Rotation 8
Thorax learning objectives - Rotation 7
Abdomen Learning objective - Rotation 8