The first day that you look at or place your hand on a patient, you require a basic knowledge of anatomy to interpret your observations. It is in the anatomy department that you learn the basic medical vocabulary that you will carry with you throughout your professional career and that will enable you to converse with your colleagues. Anatomy can be a boring subject; clinical anatomy is fascinating. In an era of unprecedented technological advances and automation, remember that your patient is a human being like yourself and should always receive the personal attention, respect, and care that you would wish to receive in similar circumstances. Your knowledge of anatomy may save his or her life.