UNDERSTANDING ANATOMY PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY
Speaking on the topic: “my early days in the medical school” Stephen Joe explained, “My first year in the medical school was terrible academically. After the introduction to physiology, anatomy and biochemistry, I was addled; I never knew how to start studying the courses, what the lectures require or the best approach to deliver optimally. This affected my grades in my first year; it was generally poor. In my second year I started improving because I developed some techniques that served me right in the courses. Presently am 3rd year and my grades have improved greatly as I have acquired more system and techniques. I wish I had most of the orientation I have now in my 1st year, I would have done better. But unfortunately, I can never go back to correct my mistakes”.
Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry possess some styles that any student can adopt while studying them and be come successful. These styles are kept secret in the medical science world; only few students are fortunate enough to search out these styles for themselves. This book reveals these styles, giving proper orientation on the best methods of studying Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry the methods of answering questions on these courses to attract greater grades and the best approved techniques that guarantee optimum performance.
Most of the early medical scholar sacrificed their lives for a singular cause of discovering new structures in the body or discovering the effects of some drugs to the body. Centuries passed before most of these discoveries were confirmed and made concise and teachable to young medical students. Today there discoveries are in publication in form of journals and textbooks. But this still introduces another problem, discovering the best method of studying, understanding and retaining the information contained in these textbooks and journals. Like the early medical scholars, most of us have sacrificed our energy and time in the quest to discover the best way of studying these three major courses in the medical school.
One without orientation lacks direction and without direction, one can hardly hit a target. Michael Franklin made a first class in anatomy (BSc) in Michigan University. This university has never recorded such success in anatomy since its inception in 1982. This record was broken by Michael Franklin in 1995. While being interviewed by Joy Robinson on the graduation ceremony, Michael said his singular secret was his relationship with Tompson Joe, his roommate and senior. Tompson was a year ahead of Michael. Michael said Tompson acted as a specimen to him, he learnt from his successes and avoided his failure. Before Michael made any move on any course he will first enquire of Tompson how to go about it. He learnt most of the approaches to medical courses in his first year in the medical school; this gave him speed and accuracy. He made good grades consistently from year one to final year.