Dr. Krebs has been teaching neuroanatomy and gross anatomy at UBC for over a decade. During this time, she has worked on the integration of technology and novel visual approaches to the classroom. A particular interest of her is the integration of AR and VR into the classroom as well as looking at the impact of this on student learning. She has received numerous teaching awards, both from her students and her peers at UBC, and nationally, including the 2018 Killam teaching award. Together with anatomy educators from across campus at UBC and from partner universities she is creating open educational resources for neuroscience and anatomy for the global community; including video, e-books, and interactive web materials.
Research scientist turned computer geek! Monika uses her knowledge of Anatomy and software to master image editing, build interactive modules, create posters and other educational materials, and design our websites.
I am a current fourth year medical student at the University of British Columbia Welcome to clinicalanatomy.ca. Whether you’re a medical student, a nurse, an undergraduate student, or any other learner interested in the medical field or anatomy there is something on this website to enrich your learning.
As we all know, a textbook image greatly differs from the real anatomy seen in patients, in the operating room, and in bell ringer exams. In first year medical school it was often hard to get into the cadaver lab during open hours to study off the specimens, and this became a source of anxiety for my fellow classmates. I wanted to be able to provide busy students from all backgrounds with a way to see and interact with a cadaver at all times of the day, be it late night studying or practicing on their commute to school. I came up with the concept of digitizing our cadaveric specimens at UBC, and making them interactive to help students see and understand the anatomy, making it easier to visualize on recall. As students, it is also difficult to find quizzes and test resources reflective of short answer exams and verbal testing. Therefore, I wanted to provide quizzes – and tips for common quiz questions – for students to reinforce their learning from the interactive cadavers.
After coming up with this idea, I teamed up with the UBC Anatomy Department to create a true anatomy resource learning “hub.” On our website you will find interactive radiology images, animated modules showing the physiology of difficult to understand muscle groups, sketches of anatomy, and links to the already existing quality neuroanatomy website. I hope your anatomy experience is great!