Reflection on the importance of anatomy for medical students in the UK, and what the future might hold

by: Joshua James Harding BSc Hons (MS2) Historically, anatomy has always been a cornerstone in medical education. Until recently, dissection and didactic lectures have predominated. The publication of the General Medical Council’s guidelines for UK medical schools, set out in the document Tomorrow’s Doctor’s, recommends that undue emphasis on detail is not required and calls […]

HealthBridge Health Information Exchange deployed for greater Cincinnati area

While electronic medical records have many benefits, they are often limited by the fact that different EMR’s do not communicate with each other. Even with the consolidation of healthcare in many areas within a few large systems, if a patient goes between an Epic-system and an Allscripts-system, they are still out of luck. That, however, […]

3D4Medical.com brings popular NOVA series to the Mac App Store

3D4Medical.com have recently released a number of their celebrated NOVA series apps in the Mac App Store. This is the first time, we have seen a major iOS medical app developer port a successful iOS app onto the Mac platform. There are a number of implications for physicians, medical educators and students everywhere who now have an additional tool which they can use to help teach/learn anatomy.

Using a venerable anatomy e-book on the iPad with Inkling

Anatomy is a highly visual field. The images are as important – if not even more so – than the text, so that is the first thing I focused my attention on with Essential Clinical Anatomy by Moore. As with other Inkling books, all figures are embedded in crisp, clear text. Selecting the figure brings up an isolated view that magnifies the image and provides a caption. Using the pinch maneuver, the image can be expanded with almost no grainy pixels. I was quite impressed with the brilliance and overall quality of the figures.