Surgical Education in the Future

  • Prem RashidEmail author
  • Kurt McCammon
Part of the Innovation and Change in Professional Education book series (ICPE, volume 17)


This chapter explores an ideal surgical programme for the future. Previous chapters have primed us for what we know we can achieve. Here, we amalgamate the many solutions to the challenges we currently face. We gaze into our crystal ball looking to the year 2030. In doing so, there will be focal aspects of surgical education where changes in the way we consider, teach and evaluate what we do has conceptually evolved. Using some focal points below, we can consider the way surgical education and training programmes will eventually look and feel.


Mentoring Simulation Robotics E-learning Social media Communication Work-based assessment Mental health Bullying and harassment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Urology, Port Macquarie Base Hospital, Rural Clinical SchoolThe University of New South WalesPort MacquarieAustralia
  2. 2.Department of UrologyEastern Virginia Medical SchoolNorfolkUSA

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