Current concepts in teaching and learning in surgery

Richard Bamford, Frank CT Smith, James Coulston

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article (Academic Journal)peer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)


Modern surgical teaching is evolving at speed. The environment in which we learn and teach is subject to a number of extrinsic pressures. These are influencing ways in which medical students and trainees learn and are taught the discipline of surgery. As a surgical educator it is useful to understand the reasons for these changes and to acquire the skills necessary to provide effective teaching. This short article looks at reasons why one would wish to develop surgical teaching skills, covers basic principles associated with delivery of effective teaching sessions and briefly reviews other avenues that may enhance teaching practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)483-490
Number of pages8
Issue number9
Early online date27 Aug 2018
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2018


  • Competencies
  • eLearning
  • human factors
  • learning
  • simulation
  • skills
  • surgical education
  • teaching
  • technology enhanced learning


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