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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 4-7

Educating the educators: Perspectives on surgical education

Department of Orthopedics, College of Medicine, Taibah University, Almadinah Almunawwarah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Dr. Mohamed Khalid
Department of Orthopedics, College of Medicine, Taibah University, Universities Road, Almadinah Almunawwarah 41477
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jmsr.jmsr_3_18

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These are challenging times for Surgical Educators. Limitations on working hours, resource constraints, rapidly evolving technological advances in the way, we communicate and interact, and increasing patient expectations are threatening the traditional and time-tested apprenticeship model of surgical training. It is imperative on the part of today's Surgical Educators to respond to these challenges in ways that enhance and promote the training of future surgeons. This has led to the birth of a new specialty of Surgical Education. Although generic Health Sciences/Medical Education programs are widely available and do serve a useful purpose, it may be argued that surgical trainees have unique needs that may not be adequately addressed by the generic programs. Thus, there is a need for focused Surgical Education programs. This review aims to identify these needs and to discuss the current Surgical Education programs available. It also aims to suggest additional issues that may need to be addressed to make these programs even more useful.

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