Anatomy teaching in United Kingdom is in crisis, new report says

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 04 January 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:12
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. 1Abergavenny

    Changes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels are needed to reverse a decline in the teaching of anatomy in the United Kingdom, says a leading article in Surgery.

    The article, which was published online on 14 December (, doi: 10.1016/j.mpsur.2006.11.002), cautions that the number of claims submitted to the Medical Defence Union associated with a lack of anatomical knowledge has increased hugely. “A large proportion of these relate to damage to underlying structures,” it says.

    The article, by Andrew Raftery, …

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