Please do not question your decision to pursue this career path
Three days a week - just getting started
9 - 11 formal lecture
11-12 time frame for guests and review, I will highlight the preceding lecture according to your questions.
Examinations - Much more than Assessment
Laboratory - 100 points, 50 tags of ID (Explain ID), Relationships
Laboratory examinations are as much about furthering learning as they are about assessment. Relationships.
Essay - 100 pts, mostly written, hand written, tell a story, not about citing lists and tables, you are transitioning to another side of the equation.
Grading of the essays is logarithmic. Many ways to get 60% of the point value. Nearly impossible to get 100% of the point value.
Don't leave a blank page.
Look at previous examination keys.
Passing the course versus staying in the graduate curriculum are not the same thing.
60% of 800 points (480 pts) to pass the course.
Staying in the graduate curriculum requires passing with more than 60% of the possible points.
How to Study
This course is much more than rote memorization; you could take Stedman's Dictionary to the examination to no avail.
We are not here to teach you a list of facts from a book. We expect you to know this.
We are here to encourage you to correct and write the book. You are no longer students in the usual sense. You are colleagues.
In a few short weeks you will become critics. You will find "mistakes" in nearly everything you read.
Look at previous examinations. Not a cheap shot. Do it this weekend. Not the day before the examination. Get a feel for the depth.
We are not big on tables - study from tables, but on your examination; write about tables. Nothing worse than mixing up cell content and showing that you don't understand. Don't take the risk.
Drawings. We do not bias any favor toward artists. If you draw a figure; you must write the figure caption. Explain interposition. Best answers are often entirely prose.
Relationships, anatomy, and function.
Shared by others
We can, and shall, have fun within the confines of respectful and considerate behavior.
Please do not base your behavior on the behavior of others; you are models
No photographs, to photograph the whiteboard, take it into the hall, avoid anything that might trigger a scandal.
Truthfully, no cell phones, certainly no cell phones exposed to the room, vibrate and in your pocket, leave the room to answer, Official: no cell phones with cameras, thus, no cell phones.
No radios blaring, shared space, respect for the living and the dead.
No ear buds; especially during class time.
Hats? Respect. No hat police. I would hope that you do not.
The Text Book - Gray's
We must have a "bible." Gray's is the only book in print for a scholarly account of anatomy.
Drake and the preface of Gray's Anatomy for Students.
We will not lower your grade for citing wrong information in Gray's. Nonetheless, please put a priority on lecture material. For example, the urogenital diaphragm.
Give the Gray's account if you want but, if possible, contrast the account to the lecture account.
Clinical Faculty and Guest Lectures
They are giving up clinical hours and, in some cases, wages. For the 9 of us.
Please, turn cartwheels to attend the clinical lectures. There are only seven of you. Your absence can be embarrassing.
From a practical standpoint; the examinations are heavily biased by the subject matter presented by our clinical colleagues.
We will not test you on therapies proper.
Gross Anatomy Web Site.
Registration is currently open. I will close it once the six of you are registered.
Obfuscate if you want.
Please register in the next day or so.
Access to handouts and image database
Why is Google Mail not allowed for registration?
As an aside - FERPA
You can be anonymous on the message board
Typical Short Answer Question
Chronic reflux of gastric acid into the distal esophagus may lead to a precancerous condition known as Barrett's Esophagus. Discuss the anatomy of the distal esophagus and lower esophageal sphincter. Provide a brief account for the:
Arterial supply - derived from celiac trunk by way of lG and esophageal A.
Venous supply - esophageal varices
lymmphatic supply - metastatic disease apt to spread to celiac nodes.
nervous supply - parasympathetic by vagus, somatic by phrenic
Vertebral level - T10
anatomy of the lower esophageal sphincter - Barrett's
Not an anatomical sphincter
Right and left crus of diaphragm - predominately right