Gross anatomy in the surgical curriculum in Switzerland: Improved cadaver preservation, anatomical models, and course development
Article first published online: 17 DEC 2001
Copyright © 2001 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
The Anatomical Record
Volume 265, Issue 6, pages 254–256, 15 December 2001
How to Cite
Groscurth, P., Eggli, P., Kapfhammer, J., Rager, G., Hornung, J.-P. and Fasel, J.D.H. (2001), Gross anatomy in the surgical curriculum in Switzerland: Improved cadaver preservation, anatomical models, and course development. Anat. Rec., 265: 254–256. doi: 10.1002/ar.10030
- Issue published online: 26 DEC 2002
- Article first published online: 17 DEC 2001
- medical education;
- clinical anatomy;
- anatomical models;
- surgical training;
- Thiel solution
The invention of new techniques for surgery and interventional radiology demand improved training for ongoing specialists. The Anatomical Institutes in Switzerland support these requirements by establishing hands-on practical training courses by using new procedures for cadaver embalming and model construction. Improvements allow courses to provide students with more realistic simulations of both established and experimental surgical methods. Through these changes, the value of in-depth gross anatomy is enhanced as a topic of fundamental importance for the postgraduate medical and surgical curriculum. The web site http://www.unifr.ch/sgahe/snga.html contains information on courses using the Thiel embalming solution. Details about training courses in Switzerland using anatomical models are available at http://www.heartlab.org, http://www.vascular-international.org, and http://www.elastrat.com. Anat Rec (New Anat) 265:254–256, 2001. © 2001 Wiley-Liss, Inc.