From their first day of medical school, students are expected to know the anatomical relations of innervation and blood supply of organs and other body structures. During residency training and in practice, clinicians in virtually all specialties, especially surgical disciplines, perform invasive procedures or at least make diagnoses grounded in knowledge of gross anatomy.
Cadaveric prosections as seen in the Online Guided Gross Anatomy Dissector. Left, Prosected heart demonstrating the prominent coronary vasculature along with branches of the aortic arch. Right, Dissection and isolation of contents within the hepatoduodenal ligament. The hepatic artery, portal vein, and common bile duct are further identified on subsequent photographs. Images courtesy of Carlos A. Suárez-Quian, PhD.