At this month's Surgical Education Rounds, we discussed a classic paper by Musselman et al on intimidation and harassment in surgical education. It was published way back in 2005, but it still has a lot to say about the culture of surgery, and why it's sometimes perceived as a threatening environment. As the authors say:
"Even while their dysfunctional characteristics are recognised, intimidation and harassment are often seen as functional educational tools."
Click on the image for the PubMed abstract
I had a lot of fun talking to our Year 1 medical students today about Surgical Therapeutics! Here are a few images from the session, and a list of questions they asked. I'll try to answer as many of them as I can over the next few days...
Pictures are here
Note: we are looking for students with an interest in scripting, editing and video production to get involved in Surgery 101 Studios this year. If you're interested, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or send a tweet to @canadiansurgeon.
Kat Pederson made us a delicious Surgery 101 cake to celebrate our one millionth download!