Advancing Surgical Education

Theory, Evidence and Practice

  • Debra Nestel
  • Kirsten Dalrymple
  • John T. Paige
  • Rajesh Aggarwal

Part of the Innovation and Change in Professional Education book series (ICPE, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Debra Nestel, Kirsten Dalrymple, John T. Paige
    Pages 1-6
  3. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-8
    2. Adrian Anthony, Vijayaragavan Muralidharan
      Pages 17-31
    3. Peter Gogalniceanu, Margaret Hay, Nizam Mamode
      Pages 33-43
  4. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-56
    2. David Bartle, Andrew Evans
      Pages 57-67
    3. Tasha A. K Gandamihardja, Debra Nestel
      Pages 95-104
    4. Edward F. Ibrahim
      Pages 105-113
    5. Nancy McNaughton, Ryan Snelgrove
      Pages 115-122
    6. Roberto Di Napoli, Niall Sullivan
      Pages 123-131
    7. Tamzin Cuming, Jo Horsburgh
      Pages 133-140
  5. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-144
    2. Jennifer Choi, Dimitrios Stefanidis
      Pages 145-156
    3. John P. Collins, Eva M. Doherty, Oscar Traynor
      Pages 157-170
    4. Alexandra Cope, Jeff Bezemer, Gary Sutkin
      Pages 171-182
    5. Pamela Andreatta, Paul Dougherty
      Pages 183-196
    6. Rosamund Snow, Margaret Bearman, Rick Iedema
      Pages 197-207
    7. Elizabeth Molloy, Charlotte Denniston
      Pages 209-220
    8. P. Szasz, T. P. Grantcharov
      Pages 221-228
    9. Ajit K. Sachdeva
      Pages 239-253
    10. Alexis Battista, Michelle Yoon, E. Matthew Ritter, Debra Nestel
      Pages 255-267
    11. Rajesh Aggarwal
      Pages 269-278
    12. John T. Paige
      Pages 279-288
    13. John T. Paige
      Pages 289-301
    14. Jonathan Beard, Hilary Sanfey
      Pages 313-326
    15. S. D. Marshall, R. M. Nataraja
      Pages 327-337
  6. Part IV

  7. Part V

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 457-457
    2. Prem Rashid, Kurt McCammon
      Pages 459-468
    3. Debra Nestel, John T. Paige, Kirsten Dalrymple
      Pages 469-481
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 483-490

About this book


This book is designed for anyone involved in surgical education. While it is intended as a core reference for surgeons who want to develop their surgical education knowledge and practice, it also a valuable resource for anyone undertaking a higher degree in health professions education. Divided into five parts, it starts with chapters on foundational knowledge, exploring the past before documenting the current state of surgical education and highlighting various educational leadership and governance topics. The second part examines a range of theories that inform surgical education – cognitive, behavioural and social, while the third part offers practical guidance on elements of surgical education – curriculum design, selection, feedback, assessment, evaluation, simulation and managing trainee underperformance. It also includes chapters on supporting the development of psychomotor skills, operative skills in theatre, professionalism, teamwork and patient safety. The next part shifts the focus to research in surgical education, introducing readers to all phases of conducting education research based on qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods paradigms. The final part looks to the future of surgical education and of surgical educators. Assembling these topics in one volume makes this book invaluable to anyone involved in surgical education. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Debra Nestel
    • 1
  • Kirsten Dalrymple
    • 2
  • John T. Paige
    • 3
  • Rajesh Aggarwal
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, Monash Institute for Health and Clinical Education, Monash University, Clayton, VIC, Australia, Faculty of Medicine Dentistry & Health Sciences, Department of Surgery, Melbourne Medical SchoolUniversity of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia
  2. 2.Faculty of MedicineImperial College LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryLouisiana State University School of MedicineNew OrleansUSA
  4. 4.Department of Surgery, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA, Jefferson Strategic VenturesJefferson HealthPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-3127-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-3128-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-1957
  • Series Online ISSN 2542-9957
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