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Applied anatomy

MRCS candidates should:

  • Have a sound three-dimensional knowledge of the anatomy relevant to surgical practice
  • Possess a good knowledge of surface anatomy and of the anatomy underlying major imaging methods
  • Have the ability to name, orientate and describe the bones of the skeleton
  • Know the principle attachments, actions and nerve supply of important muscles
  • Know the course and distribution of major blood vessels and nerves
  • Have basic understanding of the microscopic structure of tissues and organs
  • Have sufficient knowledge of applied surgical embryology to allow understanding of common congenital abnormalities

Development, organs, structures, surface and imaging anatomy of


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