How many muscles/muscle groups did you have to learn in med school?

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There are over 600 muscles... exactly which ones did you have to learn? Which groups are especially important? And did you learn the nerve innervation before or after taking gross anatomy? And how many nerve innervations did you learn? And which nerve innervations were they? Perhaps you have a url to a med school syllabi? That would suffice.
 

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HistoRocks said:
There are over 600 muscles... exactly which ones did you have to learn? Which groups are especially important?
All of them.....even the anconeus

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And did you learn the nerve innervation before or after taking gross anatomy?
You learn the innervations during the anatomy course (if you've never taken anatomy before).

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And how many nerve innervations did you learn? And which nerve innervations were they?
Again, all of them.

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Perhaps you have a url to a med school syllabi?
Sorry, our site is IP validated. We did use the Moore anatomy text, and anything in it was fair game for written exams. Same goes for the Grant's dissector for lab practicals.
 

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HistoRocks said:
There are over 600 muscles... exactly which ones did you have to learn? Which groups are especially important? And did you learn the nerve innervation before or after taking gross anatomy? And how many nerve innervations did you learn? And which nerve innervations were they? Perhaps you have a url to a med school syllabi? That would suffice.

all of them.



and you only have a few months to do it.



along with lots more miniscule type info.



that is a lot more important.



now do you understand the whole 'drinking from a firehose' metaphor?
 
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How exactly did you learn the names of the more than 600 muscles? Does that serve any practical value? And how many muscles were you expected to know for the USMLE? I asked the last question, because I can't think of any other practical value to it. If I'm not mistaken, even a surgeon specializes on the basis of regional anatomy?
 

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HistoRocks said:
How exactly did you learn the names of the more than 600 muscles? Does that serve any practical value? And how many muscles were you expected to know for the USMLE? I asked the last question, because I can't think of any other practical value to it. If I'm not mistaken, even a surgeon specializes on the basis of regional anatomy?
You are in a Pre-Allo forum. Ask questions about med school anatomy requirements in a forum populated mainly by med students, not by premeds and you will probably get more accurate and thorough answers. :rolleyes:
 

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HistoRocks said:
How exactly did you learn the names of the more than 600 muscles? Does that serve any practical value? And how many muscles were you expected to know for the USMLE? I asked the last question, because I can't think of any other practical value to it. If I'm not mistaken, even a surgeon specializes on the basis of regional anatomy?
Um, you have to learn them all because a physician should be familiar with every piece of the body. Anything covered in Anatomy is probably fair game for Step 1, although I'm sure there are areas that are emphasized more than others. There will be no teacher in your private practice standing over your patients saying, "if you get this diagnosis, it'll be a bonus, since i didn't require you to 'cover it' for the exam." This is the big one. This isn't playtime -- you're learning for your career and for the ability to care for your patients in the best way. If you don't like it, go to PA school.
 

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You learn all of them of course. Even the silly ones like the cresmasteric muscle.
My school is known for having a more laid back anatomy course and it was still killer.

As far as the boards go, I will take them in a few months and let you know. :)

Seriously though, I've heard it's very clinical rather than pure regurgitation. For example, knowing the common sprains, knee injuries, angiograms...limbs are supposedly tested more than central anatomy. But pure gross anatomy isn't tested much on the usmle compared to most other subjects.
 
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Thanks for the replies, guys. I think I'll try to learn at least 300 muscle names/origins/insertions before med school. :) And neuro is so fascinating; theres a ton to learn besides nerve innervations, or so I hope. Still, its annoying that theres only 206 bones.... which don't have two letter names, and are actually fun to learn! Good luck to all of you on your USMLE's and career's as physicians.
 

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HistoRocks said:
Thanks for the replies, guys. I think I'll try to learn at least 300 muscle names/origins/insertions before med school. :) And neuro is so fascinating; theres a ton to learn besides nerve innervations, or so I hope. Still, its annoying that theres only 206 bones.... which don't have two letter names, and are actually fun to learn! Good luck to all of you on your USMLE's and career's as physicians.
You'll learn.
 

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an orthopedic doc lectured to us about the hand, and he said that the best way to learn the muscles and such is to think in terms of the nerves...i get the feeling that the USMLE will test things like "if the following nerve is damaged, what will result?" (know what causes foot drop and stuff like that)