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I'm a med student. How do I start learning anatomy?

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Anatomy is a pretty big subject, but we're here to make it easier for you. That's why over 500,000 students from all over the world studied anatomy and histology with us.

This page will give you a few tips to get started as a med student. At Kenhub, we believe in learning through repetition and combining different tools to achieve the most efficient studying process. We combine the atlas illustrations with articles, as well as offer video tutorials and intuitive and personalized quizzes.

This guide is split into 3 sections:

At the end, we'll also include some help on how to use Kenhub and further learning resources.

Here are a few learning tips and strategies

As a med student, you have to tackle tons of subjects. Anatomy is one of the fundamental topics to cover.

These tips and strategies can help you not only with learning anatomy effectively, but with pretty much all subjects you'll need to learn in med school.

If you struggle keeping up, this is the best place to start. But even if you're already an effective learner, we're sure you'll find some great ways to improve how you study. Here's how...

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Start with Anatomy Basics

Now that you're a black belt in learning any topic, you're ready to start learning anatomy. Before you dive deep into this subject, you want to make sure that you know the basic lingo of anatomy. This section is going to help you with the terminology, directional terms, main structures of the body, movements and main regions and systems.

Each movement of the body has a specific name, which might not be familiar to you as a beginner. Get an overview on the following atlas page...

Now let's focus on the surface of the body.

Yes, you guessed it. We are now ready to cover the male surface anatomy.

There's plenty more to cover, even at a basic level. You can find more basic topics here.

Let's dive deeper into anatomy

So now that we covered the ABCs of how to learn, and the main Lego blocks of anatomy, it's time to get serious. But don't worry! We've got you covered. As a med student, you'll need to learn all these topics in great detail.

We created a list for you and organized it as a path. However, each med school follows a different syllabus, so you can always jump to the topics that you need to focus on. Let's start with the Upper extremity.

Where do I go from here?

This page is just the beginning. You should now be familiar with the different topics that we cover here at Kenhub. Here are a few other resources to help you further:

Still have questions? Contact us and we will be happy to help!

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