Prof. Gest Thomas

Prof. Gest Thomas

Professor of Anatomy

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Texas, United States of America

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My career has come to focus primarily on teaching gross anatomy using the best methods available. I have tried to diminish the role of lecturing in order to increase the time allotted to more active modes of learning by developing web-based learning materials and emphasizing learning through dissection.

Academic positions:


1. 1978 – 1983: University of Pittsburgh; Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Physical and Biological Anthropology
2. 1975 – 1978: Florida State University; Master of Science (MS), Anthropology
3. 1970 – 1974: Florida State University; BS, Mathematics


1. May 2013 – Present: Professor; Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
2. September 2011 – January 2013: Professor of Anatomy; University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
3. July 1998 – August 2010: Associate Professor; University of Michigan School of Medicine

Research interests:


What I think of the idea behind WebmedCentral and WebmedCentral plus: