I've been using flashcards for studying anatomy, and it's helped me out IMMENSELY. There's two variations to the traditional index card I've been exposed to that I think are worth passing along:
1) Computer-based flashcards. Off the net I downloaded the Vtrain flashcard program (just search for "Vtrain flashcard" on Google to find the site). What I love about it is the fact that you can either use it like "real" flashcards or else you can set yourself up so you actually have to type out the answer. The repetition of actually typing out anatomical terms really really really helped me to memorize previously unheard of sets of words. You can download it and use it for a few weeks for free, I think, to see if you like it.
2) Netter cards. At my local big-chain bookstore, I found a $30 set of premade anatomy flash cards, called "Netter's Anatomy Flash Cards"... GREAT!! I used to try to draw out body systems, nerves, bones, etc. myself on index cards-- these are cards with great anatomy illustrations already there for you, with key elements already pointed out with answers and anatomical facts on the reverse sides. There's 313 cards in the set, and virtually all aspects of the human body are shown on one card or another.
While these things of course cost money, the $50 spent on the above items are a STEAL compared to the nearly $300 spent on books for the class!
Hope you do well!