Hey, Im currently a 4th year medical student and I took anatomy in my first year. The system in Croatia is that we have courses in blocks, so our anatomy course was 10 weeks long about 4-5 hours each day. Why do I mention this? Simply because I had the opportunity to use several books at the same time to study from, a luxury which you unfortunately do not have. That being said, I used Moorena and Dalleys Clinically Oriented Anatomy, the Sobotta atlasas and and anatomy recall. I really got a good chance to learn visually and through text.
Which book/boooks are you recommended to use? Theres a lot to choose from. Some of my friends advocate Netter’s Anatomy, frankly I despise its pictures. Gray’s Anatomy is fairly decent and my brother is currently using that. Considering that you have 5 weeks to learn anatomy I would recommend Gray’s anatomy because of its simplicity. However, if you are a visual learner, which in most cases you pretty have to be studying anatomy! I would recommend picking up and atlas and flipping through the pictures. Sobotta and Thieme are great, it really comes down to which pictures you like more.
As for an overall studying strategy? Its tough to say, everyone’s different, but for a quick crunch a great combo would be an atlas and Anatomy Recall. The Recall series hasn’t disappointed me yet! Anatomy in particular. It doesn’t really have many pictures and that why I would suggest using an atlas along with it. This method works great assuming you dont have to have a great knowledge of functional and clinical anatomy, which of course I had to, and again, I had 10 weeks so I did go through Moore and Dalley’s textbook as well as those!
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Thanks great info I met be asking you more questions haha