I went to the bookstore to buy some flash cards to help me study for my Anatomy & Physiology class (I am in a Nursing Program at a University). And, all of the boxes of Anatomy flash cards were sealed, so I chose this box based on the the number of cards that came in the box (over 300), the proudly proclaimed "online access", and also the fact that the cards are hole punched, and actually come with a ring to put the cards on.
Once I opened up the box, I was immediately disappointed. The cards are organized regionally.....NOT systematically. Which if you do not know what I am talking about, this means that rather than the flashcards being organized by organ system (i.e. skeletal system, cardiovascular system, etc), these cards are organized according to region such as, "Head and Neck" or "Abdomen". Now for those of you who are studying Anatomy by this regional approach, these cards might just do the trick.
However, for my Anatomy Class, (and all others that I am aware of), we are studying the body systematically.....The Skeletal System, The Reproductive System, The Endocrine System....etc, etc, etc...... I think this is how most Anatomy classes are arranged. However, with this deck of cards if your class is studying "The Skeletal System", you will need to go through all 7 different "regions" in this deck to pick out all the cards relating to the Skeletal System. Very inconvenient.
The next thing I noticed is that this deck does NOT contain any of the Integumentary System (Hair/Skin/Nails)!! I expected to find flashcards with diagrams of the skin, a hair follicle, a sagittal view of a fingernail, etc....but there were none! But, my disappointment did not end there...I went online to register this product to take advantage of the "online access" that is advertised all over the box. I was expecting some interactive learning material...but guess what? All the online access is, are the flashcards all over again, but on your computer. There is nothing new on the site that I could find. So once again, I was let down by this purchase.
Here are a few pros---The illustrations are very well done, the cards themselves have a quality, almost laminated feel to them, and the holes punched in the corner, and the included ring are indeed quite handy.
If you are taking an Anatomy Class, and want flash cards organized in a systematic way, that include ALL of the body systems (as well as cards with regional/directional terms), then you need to get "Kaplan Medical Anatomy Flashcards". I went back to the bookstore, and bought those, and they have fit my needs perfectly.