Young docs admit poor grasp of anatomy

The “dumbing down” of medical school anatomy teaching appears to be a reality, with more than half of younger GPs declaring their anatomy knowledge post-graduation inadequate for clinical practice.

Debate over the alleged decline of anatomy teaching was sparked again last month with the Australian Medical Students’ Association calling for the development of national standards for medical schools.

AMSA claimed the number of stand-alone anatomy teaching hours during the average medical degree course was just 171