Training the Trainer in Laparoscopic Surgery


This chapter describes how a surgeon can become a teacher. In addition to providing a training framework of teaching technical skills, the chapter covers other factors including psychological, leadership and human factors that underpin a successful trainer in minimal access surgery. It also explores the concept of conscious competence as a surgeon and a trainer and how can this be applied in teaching advanced laparoscopic skills. Last it provides the lessons learned from the Laparoscopic Colorectal National Training Programme Training the Trainer (LAPCO TT) curriculum that can be applied to other surgical specialities.


Training Education Trainer Laparoscopy and minimal access surgery 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Consultant Colorectal SurgeonDerriford HospitalPlymouthUK
  2. 2.Colorectal SurgeryYeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation TrustSomersetUK

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