Today is our FIRST EVER raffle on OptometryStudents.com – One lucky winner will be receiving a full comprehensive deck of Netters Anatomy Flash Cards– a superb study resource for anyone trying to master anatomy in optometry school. The raffle ends on FRIDAY September 17th 2010 and a winner will be decided shortly after.
First, a little bit about anatomy in optometry school
Your anatomy course in optometry school, whether it comes easy to you or not will undoubtedly be one of the most interesting courses you will take. If you have just started your anatomy course, be prepared to take an uncensored dive into the structures of the head, neck and upper body all the while analyzing the specific details of the body’s most fascinating organs. In your anatomy course you will learn all about the location and function the spinal cord and its associated nerves, the function and orientation of bones, muscles, cartilage and tissues of the neck, head and orbit.
This detailed journey will require not only copious amounts of memorization but also a true workout of your mechanical brain in order to understand orientation and how structure relates to function.
Mastering your anatomy course will make your life a whole lot easier when it comes to learning how the visual and visual motor system operates.It will also give you a fundamental knowledge base when it comes to diagnosing trauma to the orbit along with congenital and acquired ocular problems.
When learning anatomy it is really important to have a flawless visual representation of the structure of the orbit and ocular system. One day you will have to diagnose a specific condition and will need to be able to recall what the inside of the head looks like, and how the nerves and muscles of the head are oriented. This is why I bought a Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy along with Netters Anatomy Flash Cards. I felt that Frank Netter’s illustrations where top quality and his drawings looked REAL not cartoon like. Check out these products by clicking above!
3 Tips To Doing Good In Your Anatomy Course
- Get a great anatomy textbook (like Netters) and then cover up the labeled structures with post it notes – Then memorize each structure and check under the post it note to see if you were correct. It is important to study without having the answers right in front of you!
- Simplify the material with your own drawings. – Take a clean white sheet of paper and create “blueprint” of the structure you are trying to remember. If it’s the path of the trigeminal nerve, draw it out yourself but make it simple without any other nearby structures involved. This simplified breakdown is great for memorization.
- Keep up with the material, anatomy is one of those courses that will be very easy if you study a little bit each day. Keep flashcards in your backpack at all times and review the material as often as possible, on your commute, before bed or whenever. This will save you time in the long run!
Here is how to win a FREE and complete deck
- Fill out the contact form below.
- Write us a short, 3-5-sentence passage about where and how you envision yourself as an OD 5 years after optometry school. (Will you own your own practice? Work in a hospital? Travel the world seeing patients?)
- Log on Friday evening to see the winner of the raffle!
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Our team will be picking a winner based on the unique quality and creativity of the passage that you type up.
After the raffle ends we will be posting a new article announcing the winner, but the article will also include all of the submissions from the students so you will be able to see some of the awesome ideas that students are planning for their future.
We are really excited to see how this first raffle goes!
If we get lots of entry’s then you can GUARANTEE that we will do this type of thing more and more often in the future but we need to hear your voice!!!
The raffle ends on Friday, September 17th 2010 so submit your passage ASAP.