Celebrating Surgical Education

  • Debra NestelEmail author
  • Kirsten Dalrymple
  • John T. Paige
Part of the Innovation and Change in Professional Education book series (ICPE, volume 17)


The surgeon as educator faces the challenges of adequately preparing the next generation of surgeons while maintaining a busy practice and keeping up with the latest developments and innovations of the field through familiarity with best evidence in literature. This book helps with keeping up with the latest best evidence in education research and theory. As surgical care has a universal component related to the responsibility entrusted to the surgeon and the healing through combination of mind and hand, so too surgical education involves disseminating knowledge as well as skill. This book aims to address knowledge of surgical education. In this chapter, we share drivers for the book and personal perspectives that inform its shape. We also acknowledge the many influences on our own thinking and practices.


Education Training Apprenticeship Competency-based education Macro Meso Micro Theory Framework Expertise Surgical community Communities of practice Professionalisation Faculty of Surgical Trainers Academy of Surgical Educators Academy of Master Surgeons Innovation Values Journals 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Debra Nestel
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Kirsten Dalrymple
    • 3
  • John T. Paige
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, Monash Institute for Health and Clinical EducationMonash UniversityClaytonAustralia
  2. 2.Faculty of Medicine Dentistry & Health Sciences, Department of Surgery, Melbourne Medical SchoolUniversity of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia
  3. 3.Faculty of MedicineImperial College LondonLondonUK
  4. 4.Department of SurgeryLouisiana State University School of MedicineNew OrleansUSA

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