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A Plea to Surgical Educators

I’m an avid consumer of digital surgical education. As such, I request the following of my colleagues who are researchers and/or educators.
Consider yourself a content creator. Your research is just a fraction of what you produce. You lecture spontaneously all day …

Surgical Education and the Content Problem

I gave a whole presentation about surgical education communities (practice video above) with only a small mention of our huge content problem. (The presentation focused on the social and communicative aspect of the evolving surgical education community.)
The great potential of …

My Date with a Robot

The robot rep found me today. I stepped into the OR to watch some robot surgery action, hoping to catch the whole staff singing Weird Science and doing the robot dance. The vendor service representative, present for continuous technical support, …

Like a Surgeon

I understand why Skeptical Scalpel chafes when surgery is compared to other professions: any analogy is limited to a few elements and ignores important complexities.
But I’m okay with any attempt to learn from other vocations. Also, analogies satisfy our urge to …