Rote memorization of anatomic facts has been the cardinal feature of exhaustive, and exhausting, courses in human anatomy for many generations of students in medicine, dentistry, and other allied health science programs. Often, little distinction was made between the wheat and the chaff, and little attention was given to the practical, clinical application of the data. In the face of the modern explosion of information and technical advances in the medical sciences, Gray’s Anatomy for Students was conceived and written as a clinically oriented, student-friendly textbook of human anatomy. The authors, Richard L. Drake, A. Wayne Vogl, and Adam W. M. Mitchell, have provided a sound basis for student learning and understanding of both normal and altered human anatomy in the clinical setting
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Gray’s Anatomy Review was designed for use by students after they have read the textbook and is in keeping with the objectives of a course that uses this textbook. The questions, answers, and explanations in this book are intended to serve multiple purposes for students in various programs.
1. This review provides a thought-provoking source for study by students in preparation for examinations in various programs of gross anatomy.
2. To avoid pointless memorization by the student, all the questions are framed within clinical vignettes that guide the student toward practical applications of the textual material.
3. The multiple-choice, single-best-answer format of the questions is designed to facilitate student review in preparation for the USMLE and similar qualifying examinations
4. The explanations of the answers emphasize the critical importance of understanding normal and dysfunctional human anatomy.
5. Student understanding is further enhanced by critical examination of alternative, incorrect answers that students might be tempted to choose.
6. Finally, the review provides a succinct distillation of the plethora of facts in clinical anatomy, assisting the student’s learning and understanding of important concepts in the practice of medicine, irrespective of the student’s career choice. The questions in this review are correlated with the following textbooks:
• Gray’s Anatomy for Students, ed 3, by Richard L. Drake, A. Wayne Vogl, and Adam W. M. Mitchell
• Netter Atlas of Human Anatomy, ed 6, by Frank Netter
• McMinn’s and Abrahams’ Clinical Atlas of Human Anatomy, ed 7, by Peter H. Abrahams, Jonathan D. Spratt, Marios Loukas, and Albert N. Van Schoor Each answer is referenced to pages in Gray’s (GAS), Netter’s (N) and McMinn’s (McM).
For the embryology chapter we have correlated the clinical vignettes with Before We Are Born: Essentials of Embryology and Birth Defects, ed 8, by Keith L Moore, TVN Persaud, and Mark G. Torchia.
We have incorporated or adapted many drawings, full-color illustrations, and radiographic images in an attempt to accelerate the learning process and to enhance understanding of both the anatomy and the clinical applications. The primary sources on which we have drawn for illustrative material are from McMinn’s and Abrahams’ Clinical Atlas of Human Anatomy
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