Modern ways to enhance surgical teaching skills

Frank C T Smith, Stephen R Greenwood

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Extrinsic pressures are influencing ways in which medical students and
trainees learn, and are taught surgery and surgical principles. As a surgical
educator it is useful to understand some of 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)471-6
Number of pages6
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2012


  • Competencies; ICT; learning; simulation; skills; surgical education; teaching


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