Jack Wilson

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National Instructor

Jack Wilson, PhD

​Dr. Jack Wilson received his PhD from the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

He is a Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN, where he has taught all the disciplines of Anatomy for 45 years. He has received over 70 teaching awards and written 45 published papers, abstracts and books. Dr. Wilson has been active in teaching USMLE Step 1 review courses for Anatomy for over 25 years. Students have consistently recognized his ability to present Step 1 Clinical Anatomy in a concise way for success on Step 1.

Published Books

Neuroanatomy Essentials:
For Healthcare Professionals

A textbook guide of neuroanatomy for the basic sciences and the USMLE® and COMLEX® exams. This textbook's primary goal is to present clinical and functional anatomy to student doctors and health professionals in an efficient manner. It is written by Dr. Jack Wilson with attention to student learning and holistic engagement for medical education..

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The study of neuroscience and neuroanatomy forms a critical part of the training of the physician. The primary goal of this textbook is to present the clinical and functional applications of neuroanatomy as needed by the physician without the massive amount of structural details that lead to just memorization without understanding the relevance of the nervous system to clinical practice. Essential amounts of structural detail are provided that are required to understand the clinical application of the nervous system. In addition, these topics will provide the critical level of information necessary for the student to succeed in the pre-clinical curriculum, successfully navigate the Step 1 exam, and move into clinical training. The neurologic exam and the observed clinical symptoms of the patient provide multiple opportunities for the clinician to utilize the clinical application of the functional and structural knowledge of neuroanatomy in neurological diagnosis. This allows the clinician opportunity to develop a logical thinking process as a basis for clinical diagnosis. Thus, the anatomical and physiological principles of neuroanatomy become of paramount importance. Providing those principles is the goal of this textbook.

Gross Anatomy Essentials:
For Healthcare Professionals

Gross and Developmental Anatomy Essentials provides and excellent overview of the basic topics and principles of gross and developmental anatomy relevant for clinical practice. The content is presented at an appropriate, concise, but comprehensive level that is essential for students in medicine and other healthcare professional training programs.

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The text emphasizes the critical information regarding structure and function which are foundational for application of gross and developmental anatomy to clinical practice. This book provides and excellent source for reviewing the essentials of gross and developmental anatomy necessary for board examinations across the healthcare professions. In addition, Gross and Developmental Anatomy Essentials provides an excellent, supplemental study source of healthcare students in the various pre-clinical curricula.