Improving Academic Performance Using an Innovative Cranial-Nerve Table

  • Yuefeng LuEmail author
  • Marianne L. Conway


To facilitate the review and retention of the complicated contents of the Head Block in the Dental Gross Anatomy course, an innovative cranial-nerve table was introduced to first-year dental students using an interactive self-retrieval format. Our analysis of exam data shows the efficacy of this learning tool.


Gross anatomy Retrieval Cranial-nerve table 


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Exemption from institutional ethical approval was granted.

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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© International Association of Medical Science Educators 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical SciencesUniversity of Mississippi Medical CenterJacksonUSA

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