Letters Anatomy crisis

Make surgeons more active in teaching anatomy at all levels

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39094.394606.1F (Published 18 January 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:110
  1. Sanjay Purkayastha, specialist registrar, general surgery1,
  2. Paraskeva Paraskevas, senior lecturer in surgery2,
  3. Ara Darzi, professor of surgery2
  1. 1Academic Surgical Unit, St Mary's Hospital, London W2 1NY s.purkayastha@imperial.ac.uk
  2. 2Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College, 10th Floor QEQM Building, London W2 1NY

    That anatomy teaching is in crisis has been felt by clinicians for many years.1 Surgeons should be more involved in the teaching of anatomy and be integrated with anatomists and other clinical specialists such as anaesthetists, gynaecologists, and radiologists to provide a multispecialty approach. The …

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