International Anatomy Olympiad 2019- Anatomy Park
IAO was first held in Tartu in May 2019. It was organized by second year medical students – Markus Tamm and his peers (see photo). A total of forty 1st and 2nd year medical students from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania competed in the event. Students knowledge of anatomy was put to the test by various theoretical and practical tasks, for example the competitors had to figure out neural pathways and build a moving joint out of wooden blocks. After a long day of intense problem solving, the participants gathered at the Old Anatomical Theatre for a film gala and social games. The event got a highly positive reception from the participants. Last year’s winning team member Samuel Rüsse summed up the competition by saying that participation in the Anatomy Olympiad deepened friendships between teammates as well as overall collegiality.
International Anatomy Olympiad 2020- Anatomy Theatre
This year’s olympiad took place in August and was organized by second year medical students – Jaanika Kilgi, Samuel Rüsse, Mihkel Hallen, Martti Vanker and Peeter Paul Kollist. A total of twenty-seven 1st and 2nd year medical students from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Finland competed in the event. Sweden and Poland were also interested in participating in IAO, but due to COVID-19, it wasn’t possible for them. The olympiad was still a success in spite of the strict measures that were implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We had participants from more countries and universities than the year before and we intend to grow even bigger.
A slight overview of last year’s event: https://www.ut.ee/en/news/anatomy-olympiad-initiated-students-university-tartu-gains-popularity