Trudy Van Houten
Lecturer in Radiology, Harvard Medical School; Assistant Professor in Anatomy and Neurobiology, Boston University School of Medicine

Dr. Trudy Van Houten has taught anatomy and histology to Harvard medical students for over 20 years. She designed, launched, and currently directs or co-directs the advanced clinical anatomy elective for fourth-year medical students, two preclinical anatomy electives, structured anatomy reviews for surgery clerkship students, an advanced surgical anatomy course for general surgery residents at the Harvard-affiliated hospitals, and the core first-year anatomy course. Dr. Van Houten has developed novel anatomical dissection strategies and learning materials based on clinical procedures and surgical approaches. She is the recipient of numerous teaching awards including the HMS Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching and the Irving M London award. She has been nominated for the HMS Faculty Prize every year for the last 10 years.

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Learn the anatomy basic to understanding five musculoskeletal injuries commonly seen in primary care medicine and orthopedic clinical specialty practice. Follow hypothetical patients from injury to operating room.

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