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First Year Anatomy Books for All Med Schools?

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by judy, May 23, 2002.

  1. judy

    judy Junior Member

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    I'm starting my first year in med school this fall and I just wanted to get started on some reading. Does anyone here know if there are any "universally"-used helpful Anatomy books that are shared by most med schools? I'm still waiting for a couple of schools to give me their final decision so I'm still not sure which school I'll be attending; therefore, I wanted to see if I can get something that can be shared by most schools.

    Thanks alot!
     
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  3. G3

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    Check out the Gray's vs. Netter's thread. Very helpful. Both Netter's and A.D.A.M. have anatomy CD-ROMs which I would think would useful for pre-class study. I'm not sure if any programs require them, but I know that Netter's Atlas of Human Anatomy is used by many schools.
     
  4. Doctora Foxy

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    This is kind of random, but my dad has an old Gray's that he used in optometry school I guess in the 70s. I can still use this just to get familiar with terms over the summer, right?
     
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    Hi Judy,
    I have some anatomy books that I want to get rid of. Are you looking for textbooks, atlases, or both? We used the Snell's Clinical Anatomy text. I'm not sure if it is universally used and I honestly didn't have much use for it (a little highliting here and there). I also have the Rohen's photographic atlas (really popular) and a cross sectional anatomy/CT scan atlas (both are in very good condition).
    Netter's is a very good atlas. Our course coordinator elected to use Grant's because the plates are simplified but Netter's is better organized and is just better.
    All prices are negoatiable, except for the Netter's, I can't part with that <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> .
     
  6. Sure. The pictures today are probably better and we may know more about structures in certain areas of the body (namely the brain), but the essence of anatomy hasn't changed. In fact, for any terms that you're going to be likely to review, you should be all set. The details that might be different are mostly ones that would be covered in a 4th year anatomy rotation, not gross in year 1. Have a ball!
     
  7. My advice is to have fun this summer and forget about reading ahead, it's totally unnecessary and it won't get you very far, but if you want something that is quick and easy and will give you a general overview, get Board Review Series: Gross Anatomy, it's basic and written in outline format. You could probably get through it in a day or two also. I swear by the entire BRS series. Good luck next year.

    -almost a 2nd year
     
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    I 100% absolutely agree with HSV1! Knowing what I know now, there is no way in hell that I would advise anyone to read ahead during the summer before first year. I know it is cliche and everything but enjoy it while you can because it really won't get you anywhere. But, if you must do that, then I too would suggest looking at the BRS book for anatomy. Personally, I like to look at things in outline form but i guess that is a matter of opinion. But seriously, have fun this summer...
     
  9. Jalby

    Jalby I fight crime at day when Batman are sleeping.

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    Go read BRS physiology. I just finished reading it for my second time and I feel it is helping me out tons. I tried doing some anatomy, but it didn't really stick. I think it will stick a ton better when you have the cadaver in front of you and your not just looking at pictures. But BRS physio is great to read. Easily understandable, with lots of information that you need the next 2 years. It will give you more time to study anatomy later on in llife.
     
  10. judy

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    Thank you everybody!^^
     
  11. Doctora Foxy

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Jalbrekt:
    <strong>Go read BRS physiology. I just finished reading it for my second time and I feel it is helping me out tons. I tried doing some anatomy, but it didn't really stick. I think it will stick a ton better when you have the cadaver in front of you and your not just looking at pictures. But BRS physio is great to read. Easily understandable, with lots of information that you need the next 2 years. It will give you more time to study anatomy later on in llife.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">ok so I found this book online for VERY VERY cheap but it's from 1995. That's still ok, right?
     
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    OK I officially purchased the BRS Physiology (from 1995 :rolleyes: ) for 1 dollar! :D <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Doctora Foxy:
    <strong>OK I officially purchased the BRS Physiology (from 1995 :rolleyes: ) for 1 dollar! :D <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">where did you get that?
     
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    amazon.com :D I think it is a very used book.
     
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    <a href="http://www.walmart.com" target="_blank">www.walmart.com</a> typically has new books cheaper than Amazon although the selection is much smaller. They do have Netter's however.
     
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  17. Doctora Foxy

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    I've never used Ebay so I'm not really sure how to bid and everything, but if anyone's interested, there's a BRS Biochem book for sale and the lowest bid is only 99 cents. :)
     
  18. Jalby

    Jalby I fight crime at day when Batman are sleeping.

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Doctora Foxy:
    <strong>OK I officially purchased the BRS Physiology (from 1995 :rolleyes: ) for 1 dollar! :D <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Good for you. I'm sure not to many of the human systems have changed since then.
     

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