Topics and titles
Gray’s Anatomy for Students (2nd edition)
A comprehensive and detailed textbook that has simple, written descriptions and lots of diagrams. It also provides clinical cases to demonstrate the relevance of anatomy in future practice.
Clinical Anatomy by Systems (Snell)
A more concise textbook, which covers a wider breadth of clinical cases which may provide to be more interesting, relevant and memorable for some students.
Netter’s Atlas of Anatomy (Illustrated)
Incredibly well-drawn and detailed images, without the additional information of Gray’s Anatomy for Students.
McMinn and Abrahams’ Clinical Atlas of Human Anatomy
Rohen’s Colour Atlas (Cadaveric)
These two textbooks come in handy with visualising relations and structures, using cadaver images.
This textbook holds a reputation for being complex and in depth—it is good in the long term, particularly going into senior years.
Clinical Examination (Talley & O’Connor)
A great investment in the long-run. This textbook shows numerous examination procedures, signs and symptoms, and underlying pathology. This is the perfect reference for OSCEs.
Clinical Examination (Epstein)
A brief and straightforward guide to clinical exams—it is a suitable introduction into clinical scenarios for first-year students.
Mechanisms of Clinical Signs (Dennis, Bowen and Cho)
A dictionary for every clinical sign, with simple diagrams, mechanisms and underlying conditions. A good resource for anyone who keeps asking “why” during clinical sessions.