Having an overview of Anatomy is helpful, but I don’t think you need to know anything in detail at all e.g. specific blood supply, nerve roots, origins and insertions of muscles you don’t really need to know and isn’t really all that helpful.

Occasionally you might get asked very basic anatomy questions, and when I say basic I mean things as basic as chambers of the heart, organs in the digestive system things like that. Anatomy isn’t really a common questioning topic in third year from what I’ve seen. If you are asked a complex Anatomy question the doctors don’t expect you to know the answer either. Anatomy isn’t really all that key for clinical years and I didn’t, nor do I know anybody that reviewed it before going in.

It’d be far more helpful to remember physiology and about the conditions that you cover in first and second year over anatomy.


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