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The Surgical Trainer

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Alexander PhillipsORCiD


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© 2023 Association of Program Directors in Surgery. The ‘no training today, no surgeons tomorrow’ campaign on social media has been a rallying call for all surgeons worldwide to prioritize training as part of the COVID-19 pandemic recovery process. The campaign calls for all trainers to treat every case as a training opportunity. However, this raises some important questions. Who are the surgical trainers responsible for these changes? Are modern surgical trainers defined by a role within their department? How can such contributions to training be recognized? These questions are discussed within this perspectives article, including the need for the professionalization of the trainer role and how contributions to training can be formalized and supported within departments and at a national or international level.

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Author(s): Ellis R, Brennan PA, Phillips AW, O'Regan D

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Surgical Education

Year: 2023

Volume: 80

Issue: 4

Pages: 492-494

Print publication date: 16/03/2023

Online publication date: 31/01/2023

Acceptance date: 02/04/2018

ISSN (print): 1931-7204

ISSN (electronic): 1878-7452

Publisher: Elsevier Inc.


DOI: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2023.01.006

PubMed id: 36725386


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