BioSkills Training | Anatomical Specimens Vs. Models

BioSkills Training | Anatomical Specimens Vs. Models

As any medical professional knows, training doesn’t end with their bachelors, masters, or doctorate; in fact, it’s quite the opposite, the training persists throughout their careers. While some medical professionals can stay up-to-date through occasional conferences and studies, surgeons are a special case. Honing your skills on the table requires much more in depth training, whether it’s through an anatomical specimen or simulations and models.


Many professionals have their preference of training but the statistical case of the benefits of physical anatomical specimens’ vs simulations and models in BioSkills training is represented by countless studies. Anatomical Science Education published a study comparing students trained with anatomical specimens versus computer simulation on how they performed on both identification and function tests. The anatomical specimen trained students scored between 11 and 16 points higher on each test.


This is just one of many examples of tests administered proving the value of anatomical specimens based training but it’s important to understand exactly why it’s so beneficial;


Anatomical Specimens vs Synthetic Models

Synthetic models of the human body have come a long way and provide a valuable resource but it’s nearly impossible for them to compare to anatomical specimens. The human body is so diverse and complex that it’s nearly impossible to create models that accurately depict the full spectrum of challenges that could face during a real procedure. No two bodies are exactly the same but most models are.

Anatomical Specimens vs Simulations

There are countless historical studies that compare hands on training to simulations in nearly every industry and almost all of them agree that hands on training is far superior. While simulations can better display physiology, there’s a disconnect between the physical placement, look, and feel and the digital picture being displayed to people participating in the training. Anatomical Specimens bridges this gap to give professional the hands-on experience they need to be up-to-date with the latest medical trends and technology.


High-Quality Anatomical Specimen Training at Medicor

With common medical practices and technology constantly evolving, medical professionals can never stop training on the latest technique and equipment. Getting high-quality training with the best methods for learning is the best way to become or remain an industry leader in your specific area of practice.


Medicor provides the highest quality training with the latest medical equipment to ensure you’re always knowledgeable about the latest procedures and equipment. We provide two state of the art labs for medical professionals to hone their skills with anatomical specimens.


For more information about training with Medicor’s anatomical specimens, learn more about our BioSkills lab here.