Building a Case for Developing a Career Path for Graduate Prosectors of Anatomy in Nigeria
The reality of a dwindling era of abundance of cadavers is beginning to stare at all of us as anatomists in Nigeria. This is an era where the spirit of prosection needs a rebirth; an era complexed with the growing need for plastination; an era faced with an unprecedented increase in the number of Science graduates of Anatomy who obviously, may not be completely accommodated in the academic cadre. These factors have together, triggered the need for a balance; a balance that will inspire graduates outside “the career/job horizon of Anatomy” to key into fading business of artistic prosection; a balance that can create a distinct career path where graduate prosectors grow in a cadre separate from those of conventional technologists. By that, the artistic spirit of prosection is rejuvenated and married with the modernism of plastination, and a wider horizon for job creation is established in the already existing thinned world of opportunities for graduate Anatomists; One which was caused by the training exigencies of yesteryears. This paper tries to develop a career path for these Science graduates in Anatomy- one that needs an urgent consideration in the council of Anatomists in Nigeria.
Key Words: Prosectors, Prosection, Anatomy, Career, Nigeria