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Anatomy Education Podcast

Oct 15, 2018

In this episode we listen to a debate held at the AMEE 2017 meeting. Professor Paul McMenamin, from Monash University in Australia, chaired the debate under the question: “Do we really need cadavers anymore to learn anatomy in undergraduate medicine?”


Speaking for the motion was:

Dr Adam Wilson, an Assistant Professor, from the Department of Cell and Molecular Medicine, Rush University, United States.

Dr Jennifer M. McBride, an Associate Professor of Surgery, from Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, United States.

Prof Andreas Winklemann, Institute of Anatomy, Medizinische Hochschule Brandenburg, Neuruppin, Germany.


Speaking against the motion was:

Prof John McLachlan, School of Medicine, UCLAN, United Kingdom.

Dr James Pickering, an Associate Professor, Division of Anatomy, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

Prof Darrell Evans, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Professor of Developmental Tissue Biology, The University of Newcastle (UON), Australia


Since recording the debate a version has been published in Medical Teacher and can be found here.

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This episode is sponsored by:

The American Association of Anatomists. For information about upcoming events, membership details and much more, visit and @anatomymeeting.

The International Association of Medical Science Education (IAMSE). For more information on meetings, membership options and funding, visit and @iamse.

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