ERIC Number: EJ1073357
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
When Students Struggle with Gross Anatomy and Histology: A Strategy for Monitoring, Reviewing, and Promoting Student Academic Success in an Integrated Preclinical Medical Curriculum
Hortsch, Michael; Mangrulkar, Rajesh S.
Anatomical Sciences Education, v8 n5 p478-483 Sep-Oct 2015
Gross anatomy and histology are now often taught as parts of an integrated medical or dental curriculum. Although this puts these foundational basic sciences into a wider educational context, students may not fully appreciate their importance as essential components of their medical education and may not develop a sufficient level of competency, as they are not stand-alone courses. The early identification of medical or dental students who struggle with anatomy or histology and the facilitation of adequate didactic support constitute a significant problem in an integrated curriculum. The timely intervention by an academic review board in combination with an individualized faculty-mediated counseling and remediation process may provide an effective solution to this problem.
Descriptors: Anatomy, Medical Education, Dentistry, Integrated Curriculum, Intervention, Premedical Students, Academic Achievement, Success, Progress Monitoring, Remedial Instruction
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