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  1. What is Anatomy Atlases and what is its purpose?

    Anatomy Atlases is an anatomy digital health sciences library that has been uniquely committed since 2006 and through its predecessors since 1995:


  2. What population is Anatomy Atlases intended for?

    Anatomy Atlases addresses the continuum of anatomy education and may be of use primarily to three distinct populations. It is written for and intended primarily for use by Medical Students, Residents, Fellows, or Attending Physicians studying anatomy. Other Health Care Providers studying anatomy should find it useful. Finally, Patients (including patient's family members or friends) may find it helpful.

  3. What are the Educational Objectives of Anatomy Atlases?'s Educational Objectives are based upon the ACGME General Competencies:

    1. The learner will acquire knowledge of the anatomic discipline
    2. The learner will improve his/her analytical thinking skills
    3. The learner will analyze his/her own learning needs for needed improvement
    4. The learner will use evidence from scientific studies to answer the questions posed
    5. Some learners will use this information to facilitate the learning of others including patients, families, and health care providers

  4. Who curates Anatomy Atlases? is curated by Ronald A. Bergman, Ph.D.

    Dr. Bergman has taught anatomy for nearly half a century. He holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois and was a fellow at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. He has held faculty appointments at the Johns Hopkins University Medical School and the American University of Beirut. He joined the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine faculty in 1980, and retired from there in 1997. Always the teacher, Dr. Bergman continues to reach new generations of students through Anatomy Atlases

  5. Sum it all up?

    "Variability is the law of life, and as no two faces are the same, so no two bodies are alike..." - Sir William Osler

  6. Further Questions?

    See our Frequently Asked Questions

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Anatomy Atlases is curated by Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D. and Ronald A. Bergman, Ph.D.

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