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Level of detail/depth needed for anatomy?

Discussion in 'Step I' started by Knicks, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. Knicks

    Knicks 7+ Year Member

    Aug 28, 2007
    Besides knowing were things are located and major arteries, should we focus on the tiny, itty bitty, annoying minutiae with regards to anatomy?

    There already is a vast amount of material to know for the step 1 in general anway, so any amount of 'unnecessary' material I can 'leave out' will be helpful.

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  3. Keg

    Keg 10+ Year Member

    Jan 19, 2005
    Shaker Heights, OH
    "Gross anatomy is generally low yield." That's what I've gotten. I'm going to read FA, memorize as much of that as I can, and then the italicized stuff from Road Map. If I don't get it from that, oh well.
  4. osli

    osli Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    Oct 13, 2005
    Seems like there are certain areas you want to know... brachial plexus and maybe lumbar plexus, including innervation of distal extremities (i.e., peroneal nerve, tibial nerve, etc.) and what arteries/nerves a certain injury might affect, arterial branching and ducts around the liver/gall bladder/pancreas/stomach, stuff that has pathologic associations (esophageal varices, etc.), cardiac anatomy and maybe embryology, blood supply to the lower gut, and probably a fair grasp of neuroanatomy. And if you're a DO student sympathetic and parasympathetic innervations for everything.

    There's probably more that is considered high yield, but this probably represents the bulk of it. Even on UW this would cover the large majority of pure anatomy questions, and for step 1 this plus whatever happens to be in FA is all I'll worry about.
  5. -Goose-

    -Goose- 10+ Year Member

    Jul 7, 2005
    Yeah. My gross anatomy preparation is basically FA + UW + Nerve lesions of the upper and lower extremity in HYGA. Thats it.

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