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Med Teach. 2020 Mar 11:1-2. doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2020.1736277. [Epub ahead of print]

Surgical teaching at medical school.

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Medical Sciences Division, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK.

Abstract

This Personal View about the current level of surgical teaching at medical school is based on my personal experiences as a graduate-entry medical student. My unique perspective as an older student, who has a clearer idea of their desired career pathway, shows some of the areas in which medical education could change to inspire more surgeons. In particular, I emphasise the importance of introducing the practical element of surgery early on in one's medical career as this is often one of the most attractive features of the career.

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