Anatomy teaching in United Kingdom is in crisis, new report saysBMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39080.510394.DB (Published 04 January 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:12
- Roger Dobson
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 (www.sciencedirect.com, 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, …