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More than two-thirds of members self-identify primarily as professors. So it should be no surprise that one of our top priorities is providing tools and programs that support anatomy educators. Here, you’ll find a wealth of information to ensure you stay current. Whether you work in the classroom or the laboratory, you’ll find links to the latest teaching and training tools available from the AAA network.

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Anatomical Competencies
Anatomy educators face declining curricular hours alongside increasing expectations for outcome-based learning. The Anatomical Curriculum Task Force provides a solution: recommended objectives in Embryology, Gross Anatomy, Histology, and Neuroscience

Virtual Anatomy Survey

This study assesses institutional plans for teaching anatomy during and after the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Open-access responses to the survey are posted weekly to provide the anatomy education community with a dynamic, centralized repository of quantitative and qualitative data concerning educational approaches and anatomy teaching resources. For additional resources and discussion, join the Virtual Anatomy Community (members only).

Take the Survey

Download the Current Data

Virtual Anatomy Survey Data - July 9, 2020
(Microsoft Excel Workbook)

Professional Development for Anatomy Educators

These programs offer unique opportunities for anatomy educators to learn what’s new in pedagogy, acquire knowledge outside their area of expertise, and expand their networks.

Professional Development for Early-Career Anatomists

Looking for resources to compile your CV, deliver an oral presentation, network, and more? Get our How-To Guide for Getting Your Academic or Research Career Off the Ground.

Maximize Your Teaching

Staying up to date is key to being a great teacher. Our scholarly journal, Anatomical Sciences Education, offers peer-reviewed abstracts, news, and announcements to inform and advance your anatomy teaching. Online subscription is included in your AAA membership. Non-members can subscribe to tap into this international forum for the exchange of ideas, opinions, innovations, and research on topics related to all levels of anatomical sciences education.