Jun 13, 2022
In November 2021, Krista Rompolski from Moravian University used the ACAPT research distribution service to increase participation in her anatomy education survey.
Overall, participating PTs with a wide range of experience overwhelmingly felt their anatomy education prepared them well for clinical practice and had few recommendations for change.
About 93% participated in dissection, and those who did were more likely to feel that dissection was a superior and essential way to learn anatomy; those who learned without cadavers disagreed or felt neutral about this statement. Several participants recommended providing students with access to the anatomy lab or other anatomy learning resources throughout their entire DPT program for independent reinforcement.
Look for details on the results and potential implications after Dr. Rompolski submits her findings to the Journal of Physical Therapy Education (JoPTE).
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