Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 11; Issue 3 (September 2023)

Page No.: 8646-8654

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2023.153

Effectiveness of Clinically Relevant Anatomy Review Sessions held during Surgery Rotations

Smitha Elizabeth Kore *1, Nitin Vishwakarma 2, Satyanarayan Rao 3, John Muthusami 4

*1 Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, College of Medicine & Health Sciences, National University, Sohar, Oman. ORCiD: 0000-0002-3904-9018

2 Assistant professor, Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, College of Medicine & Health Sciences, National University, Sohar, Oman. ORCiD: 0000-0001-6272-0845

3 Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine& Health Sciences, National University, Sohar, Oman. ORCiD: 0009-0007-9740-9708

4 Professor & Assistant Dean, College of Medicine& Health Sciences, National University,  Sohar, Oman. ORCiD: 0000-0001-5827-8388

Corresponding Author: Dr. Smitha Elizabeth Kore, Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, College of Medicine & Health Sciences, National University, Sohar, Oman. Post box no 391, Postal code 321. E-Mail: smithaelizabeth@nu.edu.om


Objective: To facilitate better understanding of clinically important surgical concepts a 2-houranatomy review session in the dissection hall was conducted for the final year medical students during their surgery rotation.

Method: A quasi-experimental study was conducted on final year medical students during their surgery rotation. The study was administeredfor two consecutive academic years. For the study a 2-hour teaching session was jointly organized by the departments of surgery and anatomy in the dissection hall on selected topics. After the sessionfeedback was received via a survey questionnaire in both the years of study.In the second year of study in addition a pretest and posttest also were conducted to assess the learning of the students.

Results: A total of 191 students responded to the feedback questionnaire. Responses to the feedback questionnaire showed that 76% of the students in the first year of study and 88% of students in the second year of the study strongly agreed that revisiting anatomy labs was helpful in understanding the surgical concepts. Majority of the students agreed that the topics covered in the session were adequate. Most of the students wanted more time to be allotted for the sessions and they also wanted a lecture before the session. The paired sample t test showed themean of total pretest was 6.7±1.76 and that of posttest was 6.63 ±2.61, showing slight improvement in the scores.

Conclusion: Anatomy review sessions conducted for the final year medical students was found effective in improving learning of surgery.

Key words: Anatomy, Surgery, Teaching, Review, Cadavers.


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Cite this article: Smitha Elizabeth Kore, Nitin Vishwakarma, Satyanarayan Rao, John Muthusami. Effectiveness of Clinically Relevant Anatomy Review Sessions held during Surgery Rotations. Int J Anat Res 2023;11(3):8646-8654. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2023.153