The Society of Clinical Anatomists [SOCA] is dedicated to the furthering of knowledge in the field of Clinical Based Anatomy. The members of SOCA aim to bridge the gap between Anatomists and Clinicians and to explore new dimensions in Clinical Anatomy.
The Society of Clinical Anatomists was founded on the 19th of July, 2011 by Nine Clinical Anatomists from Salem and one Clinical Anatomist from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India who all had signed as members of the First Governing Body in the registered Memorandum of Association (By-laws Document).
The Society of Clinical Anatomists was registered with the Registrar of Societies at Salem, Tamil Nadu, India under TN Societies Registration Act 1975. The Regn. no. of SOCA: 168/2011, Salem (West) dated 19th of July, 2011.
The number of life members in SOCA: 2016 as of 29/08/2022.
SOCA was inaugurated on the 9th of June, 2012 at Hotel Ashok Residency in front of Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Porur, Chennai by the eminent Clinical Anatomist, Dr.Sudha Seshayyan who is the present (2020) Vice-Chancellor of the Tamil Nadu Dr.MGR Medical University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
The Society Journal of SOCA, National Journal of Clinical Anatomy (NJCA) was started in January 2012 at Salem, Tamil Nadu, India by the efforts of Dr.N.Muthukumaravel who was the Founder Editor-in-Chief of NJCA. He indexed the Journal in Index Copernicus International and IndMed.