Becoming a licensed surgeon requires years of intensive study, preparation and practice. Aspiring surgeons must meet a set of challenging education requirements, including four years of undergraduate study, four years of medical school, and five to eight years of surgical residency at a hospital or surgical center.
Comprehensive surgical training and surgical practice in their chosen specialty area equips surgeons to deliver the best possible care for patients. But what about when surgery takes them unexpectedly outside their surgical specialty?
In this paper, we will explore how 3D anatomy resources bolster the teaching and learning of anatomy for surgical students. We will discuss the importance of extending knowledge and understanding of anatomy beyond the boundaries of surgical specialty. Finally, we will talk about how having a digital, best-in-class 3D anatomy resource such as Primal Pictures’ 3D Real-time Human Anatomy at the ready for surgical procedures can improve surgery, reduce risk, and enhance surgical outcomes.