A 5-year update on ‘Bridging the Gap’: Bristol’s applied anatomy revision training days for Foundation Doctors: Abstracts presented at Joint Meeting of the British & European Associations of Clinical Anatomists Summer Scientific Meeting 2017, Warwick, United Kingdom

Matthew A Boissaud-Cooke, Sarah Allsop

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Abstract

Anatomy provides the structural framework for clinical practice, allowing clinicians to safely and accurately examine, perform procedures on patients and recognise the potential associated complications. However, there is inconsistency in postgraduate anatomy education provided to foundation year doctors across hospital trusts. Since 2013, the Centre for Applied Anatomy at the University of Bristol, in conjunction with the Severn Deanery Foundation School, has been running a series of anatomy revision training days for Foundation Year 2 doctors. Over the past 5 years, we have expanded our training model to five sessions covering the thorax, abdomen and pelvis, musculoskeletal, neuroanatomy, and head and neck anatomy. The emphasis of the revision sessions, consisting of two cadaveric workshops in the dissection room and two lectures, is to give all trainees a thorough revision of regional applied anatomy. In particular, we highlight the importance of sound anatomical knowledge for safe clinical practice and to inspire junior doctors’ interest in the relevance of anatomy in practice. Our feedback consistently shows these sessions are well received, “[I] would recommend the anatomy study days especially to those interested in a career in surgery/radiology or those who are revising for postgraduate exams requiring a solid knowledge of anatomy.”
Original languageEnglish
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Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2017

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Awarded the BACA 40th Anniversary Prize at Conference

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