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Will Anatomy class help in med school?

If I take an anatomy class will it help in med school or would it make no difference? #pre-med


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James’s Answer

hi madison,


i graduated med school in 1993 and have been a family physician for 20 years.


the short answer is that it can't hurt. in general, you really want to take as many pre-med courses during college as possible. personally, i was able to take biochemistry and physiology during college but not anatomy.


i did, however, go to a summer program for college pre-meds at a medical school that had us dissecting cadavers part of the time.


i can't say that a whole lot of anatomy knowledge sank in. what i can say is that it gave me a good preview of the whole experience. so i learned what to wear, what each of the tools were for, some of the terminology, how to respect the cadaver, how to get the formalin smell out of your body, etc.


good luck!


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Yasemin’s Answer

Hi Madison! Most definitely; it will not only help in medical school but also on the MCAT exam one must take to get into medical school. Taking an anatomy class will introduce you to a lot of details in the human body that will be heavily tested on the MCAT and in medical school.

Best of luck!

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Estelle’s Answer

yes. Taking anatomy will set a foundation upon which you will build. It also familiarizes you with the medical language and vocabulary. I think it is a good introduction even if it is not near the depth that you will go into in medical school.

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Rachel’s Answer

Yes, any exposure to the med school classes prior to taking them in med school helps. That said, many students see the information for the first time in medical school, and they do just fine.

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Richard’s Answer

It might give you a bit of a head start during med school anatomy, but you will learn everything you need during 1st year anatomy

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Michelle’s Answer

Madison: Yes It will help you a lot Anatomy is one of the main classes in the medical field.


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