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Is it possible in real life, not in movies for an everyday person to know as much about anatomy as a surgeon?

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:43 PM on Oct. 6, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • Sure, if they take their time to educate themselves, I don't know why not. My mother is a Massage Therapist, she had all the same anatomy classes as many surgeons do. In fact most surgeons are specialized and only know a great deal about one or two areas of the body - like the brain or heart - and not about general anatomy which they only need a basic education about. So yeah, I don't see any reason why someone couldn't carry the same type of education regardless of a Doctorate...

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 5:47 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • I was in school to be a vet tech, but we had to take human anatomy along with animal anatomy. I had two semesters of it and still remember most of it. But then again I am kind of a science geek and love that kind of stuff.

    Answer by Carajust at 5:52 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • An everyday person who studies anatomy? Surgeons have taken years of anatomy, hard to compete with that.

    Answer by kbakeman at 6:43 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • Ahhh....sure, I guess.

    Answer by caitxrawks at 6:59 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • An EMT does.

    Answer by wenona_mandy at 7:11 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • Yes.

    Answer by Anna92464 at 7:59 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • WIth having taken an anatomy way. There is so much you have to know to be a surgeon.

    Answer by worriedmommy600 at 8:44 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • No way does an EMT know more than a surgeon. You don't even have to take an anatomy class to become an EMT.

    Answer by kbakeman at 10:29 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • I'm not a surgeon, but I have degrees in sports medicine, exercise physiology, occupational therapy, and I was a paramedic for 8 years! I would say I have a really good knowledge of the human body!

    Other than that....registered nurses would be pretty darn close to knowing what doctor's know!

    Answer by LoriKeet at 10:51 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • kbakeman: NewsFlash. You can't call yourself an EMT without taking the classes, because you would not make an accident scene or call safe. My father teaches the classes. I would know. An EMT that takes their job seriously, will know the exact same things about anatomy as a surgeon. Otherwise, they could kill the patient. Think about that next time before answering like that.

    Answer by wenona_mandy at 2:18 PM on Oct. 7, 2010

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