Anatomy flash cards

  1. I was just wondering if anyone uses anatomy flash cards to study and which ones are the best. I want to make sure they are worth the extra money since I already spent over $300 on books and stuff!

    Thanks!
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  3. by   rrivera2
    For anatomy, what worked best for my fellow classmates and myself was studying as a group in the lab holding up the bones and quizzing each other. Then viewing slides of tissue types, etc there also. Writing down as much as I could over and over helped too. There are many good websites that let you quiz yourself on the parts also. Your instructor may have a list of some good websites.
  4. by   ear
    Quote from kmj1228
    I was just wondering if anyone uses anatomy flash cards to study and which ones are the best. I want to make sure they are worth the extra money since I already spent over $300 on books and stuff!

    Thanks!

    I used index cards, and followed my notes as far as what we were going over in class. I couldnt bring myself to spend more money, and quite frankly, when I wote them out myself, I learned more from them.

    It does count as studying time if you are writing your own cards!

    Best of luck!

    ~ear
  5. by   godsgift2
    what school are u attending
  6. by   smk1
    I used Netters and they were a great help, but I would caution you to wait and see how you will be tested. We had 4 cadavers and were tested on the actual bodies (parts, vessels, organs, tissue etc,.. were "pinned"). the Netters cards don't look like the actual bodies, so there did come a point where they lost their usefulness. They were great for bones, and beginning to learn where muscles and vessels were in relation to each other.
  7. by   taylor21
    one of my instructors encouraged us to use flash cards, however he stated that for memory reasons you should hand write them out. He also said that for the best memory, you should hand write them on yellow note cards. I don't know if it helped but i did get a "B" in that class.
  8. by   WDWpixieRN
    Quote from SMK1
    I used Netters and they were a great help, but I would caution you to wait and see how you will be tested. We had 4 cadavers and were tested on the actual bodies (parts, vessels, organs, tissue etc,.. were "pinned"). the Netters cards don't look like the actual bodies, so there did come a point where they lost their usefulness. They were great for bones, and beginning to learn where muscles and vessels were in relation to each other.
    :yeahthat:

    This was my thought exactly.....I think there's something wrong with my brain (or thought there was), but I had a REALLY difficult time rectifying what the pictures in the books looked like compared to the skeletons or actual sheep's brains/eyes/hearts and the anatomical models we had in class. I think the flash cards and studying in your library or lab are the best suggestions -- or would've been for me anyway!! Best wishes!!
  9. by   kmj1228
    Thanks for the info! I think I'll wait before I buy anything else. I've been making my own flash cards and that seems to be helping. Our first lab test is this week, I guess I'll find out then how well they work!
  10. by   guy_nurse
    I actually took digital pics in class of the specimens, and of diagrams in my text book, I even took some through the microscope, then made notes on the printed pics with a fine point sharpie. I could keep them in my pocket and pull them out to study and "test myself" whenever I had the time. My fellow classmates didn't think much of it at first, but when I started making near perfect test grades, they wanted me to e-mail them some of my "flash-cards".
  11. by   cad4296
    I did a combination of making my own flash cards and I also bought the Grey's Anatomy brand flash cards from Barnes and Nobles. The textbook we use seperates the body parts systematically, like skin tissues, bones, muscles, digestive organs, etc. That is easier for most people to comprehend, but for some reason I can't see it that way. I learn better regionally. Like I want to study everything on the arm at once, the skin, bones, muscles, etc. It's easier for me to put it all together at once rather than breaking it up and then "layering" it. If that makes sense. So the Grey's anatomy cards did more of that. It would have organs, bones, muscles, etc all together on the cards.
  12. by   Mr & Mrs VNS
    Has anyone tried the Kaplan Medical Anatomy Flashcards?
  13. by   QuarterLife88
    Quote from Mr & Mrs VNS
    Has anyone tried the Kaplan Medical Anatomy Flashcards?
    I have them. They've helped me, along with my book and human atlas that came in the bookstore.

    I flip them over and quiz myself. It's actually really good practice because it's harder as I don't have a wordbank like I would on a multiple choice test. I have recall the names and places from memory.
  14. by   Mr & Mrs VNS
    Yeah, I just went to the bookstore today and bought some. It was hard choosing which cards, but these seemed like the best. For anatomy+physiology lab we have the tests where you have to go around and name different parts and things so I thought this might be helpful. I can just carry them around where ever I go and quiz myself. Hopefully it will improve my memory. I have the class just once a week, so looking at the models just once before the test is hard! haha. What school do you go to? Program?

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