Advanced Anatomy Interest Group


image of skeleton from historical text.Goals

To provide students with an improved working knowledge of anatomy, which they can draw upon during shadowing experiences, clinical rotations, sub-internships, and residency.

  • Foster passion for anatomy
  • Review high-yield, clinical and board-level anatomy
  • Begin to engage resident-level anatomy
  • Discuss the anatomy encountered during specific surgical procedures
  • Learn anatomy from attendings, residents, and fellows

Meeting Format

Our meetings are divided into two separate “sub-sessions”: Group Discussion Session (GDS) and Surgical Application Session (SAS).

 Group Discussion Session (GDS) – held one week prior to the SAS. The purpose is to review relevant anatomy prior to the SAS and to discuss a particular clinical/surgical anatomy journal article sent prior to the session (prior reading is not necessary for attendance but is encouraged). The goal is to lay a foundation in preparation for the SAS.

Run time: 45 min → 1hr

Surgical Application Session (SAS) – held one week after the GDS. The purpose is to have a lecture session given by a surgical attending, and engage the anatomy discussed in the GDS as a surgeon would when performing a specific surgery. This is an opportunity to interact with surgical faculty, residents, and fellows here at Duke, and to reinforce important anatomical structures that will inevitably resurface throughout one’s medical training.

Run time: pending surgeon’s presentation