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I am going to podiatry school this fall and I wish know what is the best way to study/prepare for Anatomy? Keep in mind that I never took Anatomy(I have taken physiology though) and I do not intend on taking any summer classes. Therefore, what is a good book on Anatomy? And do anatomy flash cards help?
 

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I am going to podiatry school this fall and I wish know what is the best way to study/prepare for Anatomy? Keep in mind that I never took Anatomy(I have taken physiology though) and I do not intend on taking any summer classes. Therefore, what is a good book on Anatomy? And do anatomy flash cards help?
You might want to go ahead and invest in an anatomy atlas. I just got Netter's 4th edition professional version and it is gorgeous. As for learning anatomy, I'd look over diagrams repeatedly and quiz yourself over and over. I was pretty fond of using internet anatomy quizzes when I had anatomy and physiology. Anatomy is all about repetition. I was pretty pleased with the textbook from my class; it was Principles of Anatomy and Physiology by Tortora and Derrickson. The book also has a webpage where you can quiz yourself on some of the diagrams, although the diagrams are not as detailed online as they are in the text. You can use the website for free and don't need the book to access it (www.wiley.com/college/tortora). Just go to the website, click on the book title, and head to the student companion site; there should be some useful things on there for you.
 

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UMich is free online and pretty good... it has videos as well as practice MC questions or picture quizzes:
http://www.med.umich.edu/lrc/coursepages/M1/anatomy/html/

...Other than that, just study hard and be interested once you begin the course. You do want to get an atlas or two for sure. I liked Netter and Grays for Students for gross anat and the general concepts. IMO, Thieme is absolutely great for musculosk and LEA because it separates out individual extremity muscle groups and systems (arterial, venous, nerves, etc). McMinn is also pretty good for LEA since it has a lot of cadaver pictures. It's all a matter of preference.
 

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I never took anatomy until podiatry school. I didn't even think about class until the morning school started. It was fine. You study every day and things turn out fine.

Enjoy your time off before school starts.
 

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im assuming its like undergrad where you need to know every action, origin, insertion???? i was always fine with the action, but the origin and insertion kicked my butt :eek:
 

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I am going to podiatry school this fall and I wish know what is the best way to study/prepare for Anatomy? Keep in mind that I never took Anatomy(I have taken physiology though) and I do not intend on taking any summer classes. Therefore, what is a good book on Anatomy? And do anatomy flash cards help?
Acland DVD's would be a good base to start with before school starts. They also have a quiz section so that you can test yourself. Excellent overview of the basics. I used them during the class and they were very applicable.
 
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PJAG

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Thanks for all the advice everyone, it was much appreciated....I will definitely be reasearching the books & websites mentioned within this week. :)
 

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YES! please enjoy your time off. You will be immersed in so much studying once school starts. I took anatomy in undergrad, and although it helps with familiarity of names I basically had to relearn everything. But since the class is structured so you won't be at a disadvantage from other students, you should be fine if you just keep up with the class and study.

As for books, I bought the atlas with the cadaver pictures and really never looked at it. I wished I had bought Netter's atlas because the pictures are so much better and the teachers use the pictures from netter's usually. I personally did not buy the flash cards but I know many who did and they seem to be good investments.
 
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PJAG

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I wished I had bought Netter's atlas because the pictures are so much better and the teachers use the pictures from netter's usually. I personally did not buy the flash cards but I know many who did and they seem to be good investments.
After all of the feedback I will be definitely buying the Netter's atlas book and study/skim through the websites previously mentioned. The Acland Dvd sells for the same price as some porn DVD's, so I will probally avoid buying it. Other than that, I think I am gonna just CHILL out!