37 minutes | Nov 23rd 2020

Bones: Inside and Out—A Chat with Dr. Roy Meals | TAPP 82

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In this episode, we have a chat with Roy Meals, author of Bones: Inside and Out. We discuss what our students should know about bones and how that fits into their journey as learners. And we talk about how to make complex topics make sense to our students. Grab a drink and turn up the volume, we're going to tell some bone stories!

  • 00:46 | Dr. Roy A. Meals MD
  • 03:30 | Sponsored by AAA
  • 04:21 | Student Engagement with Bone
  • 16:52 | Sponsored by HAPI
  • 17:54 | Telling the Story of Bones
  • 32:50 | Sponsored by HAPS
  • 33:39 | The Beauty of Bone
  • 35:20 | Staying Connected


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To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone. (Reba McEntire)


Dr. Roy A. Meals

2.5 minutes

We meet Dr. Roy A. Meals, orthopedic surgeon, educator, and author.

Thanks to listener Dr. David Allard, who started me on the path to connecting with Dr. Meals.


Sponsored by AAA

1.5 minutes

A searchable transcript for this episode, as well as the captioned audiogram of this episode, are sponsored by the American Association for Anatomy (AAA) at anatomy.org.

Searchable transcript

Captioned audiogram 

Don't forget—HAPS members get a deep discount on AAA membership!


Student Engagement with Bones

12.5 minutes

We chat with Roy Meals about what students should appreciate about bones.


Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program

1 minute

The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is a graduate program for A&P teachers, especially for those who already have a graduate/professional degree. A combination of science courses (enough to qualify you to teach at the college level) and courses in contemporary instructional practice, this program helps you be your best in both on-campus and remote teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program. Check it out!



Telling the Story of Bones

15 minutes

Telling the story of bone. And stories about bone.


Sponsored by HAPS

1 minute

The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS) is a sponsor of this podcast.  You can help appreciate their support by clicking the link below and checking out the many resources and benefits found there. Watch for virtual town hall meetings and upcoming regional meetings!

Anatomy & Physiology Society



The Beauty of Bone

1.5 minutes

We wrap up our chat.


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