Outcomes and satisfaction of two optional cadaveric dissection courses: A 3‐year prospective study

  title={Outcomes and satisfaction of two optional cadaveric dissection courses: A 3‐year prospective study},
  author={Diogo Pais and Diogo Casal and Lu{\'i}s Mascarenhas-Lemos and Pedro C. Barata and Bernard John Moxham and Jo{\~a}o Goyri-O’Neill},
  journal={Anatomical Sciences Education},
Teaching time dedicated to anatomy education has been reduced at many medical schools around the world, including Nova Medical School in Lisbon, Portugal. In order to minimize the effects of this reduction, the authors introduced two optional, semester‐long cadaveric dissection courses for the first two years of the medical school curriculum. These courses were named Regional Anatomy I (RAI) and Regional Anatomy II (RAII). In RAI, students focus on dissecting the thorax, abdomen, pelvis, and… 

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