The 2022 Anatomage Tournament & Instruction/Guidelines

The Anatomage Tournament is a team-based competition to test student’s knowledge of anatomy. Teams of 3 to 5 students will compete in a series of rounds where teams with the highest score in an anatomy test utilizing a cadaver from the Anatomage Table will advance to the next round. 

Students will take the test over a Zoom meeting hosted by Anatomage, where we will share controls of the software with the student team. Each team will be asked to select a single “team lead” who will be shared control of the Anatomage software over Zoom to take the test. The rest of the team will provide feedback on which structure to submit for the answer. 

The goal of the Tournament is to be the last team standing after 4 rounds of competition! In each round, your goal is to score as many points as possible within the allotted time by correctly identifying anatomical structures.

Accessing the Anatomage Software During the Tournament

This tournament will be conducted through Zoom, so you and your team members will need to enter the zoom meeting through the link provided by Anatomage.

Once in the meeting, your dedicated team captain will be granted remote access to the Anatomage Table to make answer selections provided by all team members.

The team captain must join the meeting with a PC or Mac computer and have the “Zoom Client” downloaded. For best results, we recommend using a PC and a mouse (not a trackpad).

Your team captain will be able to interact with the cadaver by rotating, panning/dragging, and zooming in/out as needed. All structures will be visible superficially, so you will not need to remove structures, but you may need to rotate or zoom in on the cadaver to locate the answer.

Answering Tournament Questions

The structures to be identified will be listed at the top of the screen as well as in the dialog box at the bottom of the screen. In the dialog box you will see which question you are currently on, as well as the ‘Skip’ and ‘Confirm’ buttons. This box can be dragged to a different location on the screen if necessary. The top left corner displays the time remaining in the round, while the top right corner displays your current score.

Your team captain can manipulate the cadaver and tap on as many structures as they like until the desired structure is selected. Team members can help to guide the team captain to the correct structure, but will not be able to directly interact with the cadaver. Once the desired structure is highlighted, click the ‘Confirm’ button to move on to the next question. If you do not know the answer and do not want to guess, you can click ‘Skip’. You will be able to return to questions that were skipped.

Anatomage Tournament Scoring

  • 10 points per correct answer
  • -1 point per incorrect answer
  • 0 points per skipped question

Each correct answer will earn 10 points and each incorrect answer will result in a 1-point deduction. If you do not know the answer, you may skip the question with no penalty and skipped questions will return at the end.

In the event of a point tie, the team will place higher with:

  • The highest number of correct answers.
  • The fastest time.

Anatomage Tournament Content

Questions for the anatomy tournament will be focused on locating target anatomical structures. The location of the structure being asked will be derived from these anatomical systems:

  • Skeletal (bones, bony landmarks, and ligaments)
  • Muscular
  • Digestive
  • Respiratory
  • Urinary
  • Cardiovascular (heart and major blood vessels)
  • Nervous (brain, spinal cord, and major nerves)
  • And more!

Anatomage Tournament Rounds

For the Tournament there will be a Qualifying Round, Preliminary Round, Top 16, Top 8, Top 4, and Finals round.

Qualifying Rounds are for those high school teams who did not place in the Top 3 of an Anatomage Tournament X or Partner-Affiliated Tournament (ex. HOSA Tournament). The Qualifying Rounds will take place on May 24-27, 2022.

Preliminary Rounds are comprised of the Top 3 teams from an Anatomage Tournament X or Partner-Affiliated Tournament (ex. HOSA Tournament) and the teams which score a 75%+ from the Qualifying Rounds. The Preliminary Rounds will take place June 1-3, 2022.

Top 16, Top 8, Top 4, and Championship Rounds are comprised of the highest scoring teams from the previous rounds. The Top 16 Rounds are held June 7th, Top 8 on June 9th, and the Top 4 and Championship Rounds are on June 10th.

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