Surgeons as Educators

A Guide for Academic Development and Teaching Excellence

  • Tobias S. Köhler
  • Bradley Schwartz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Foundations of Teaching

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Anna T. Cianciolo, Joseph Blessman
      Pages 3-13
    3. Carol F. McCammon, Kurt McCammon
      Pages 15-20
    4. Elspeth M. McDougall, Bradley Schwartz
      Pages 21-34
    5. Evalyn I. George, Anna Skinner, Carla M. Pugh, Timothy C. Brand
      Pages 53-91
    6. Jessica C. Dai, Mathew D. Sorensen
      Pages 93-117
    7. James Feimster, Alexandria D. McDow, John D. Mellinger
      Pages 119-136
    8. Moben Mirza, Joel F. Koenig
      Pages 137-160
  3. Program Optimization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. David J. Rea, Matthew Smith
      Pages 163-187
    3. Alison C. Keenan, Thomas G. Leffler, Patrick H. McKenna
      Pages 189-198
    4. Sevann Helo, Charles Welliver
      Pages 199-215
    5. Michael R. Romanelli, Jennifer Bartlett, Janet Ketchum, Bradley Schwartz
      Pages 217-228
    6. Yasser A. Noureldin, Robert M. Sweet
      Pages 229-234
    7. Danuta I. Dynda, Bradley Holland, Tobias S. Köhler
      Pages 249-264
    8. Hilary Sanfey
      Pages 265-274
    9. Karen Broquet, Jamie S. Padmore
      Pages 275-305
  4. Lessons and Insights of Surgical Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-307
    2. Melanie Hammond Mobilio, Carol-anne Moulton
      Pages 309-321
    3. Ethan L. Ferguson, Chandru P. Sundaram
      Pages 323-339
    4. Jon A. Chilingerian
      Pages 341-375
    5. Sabha Ganai, Karen M. Devon
      Pages 377-385
    6. Carrie Ronstrom, Susan Hallbeck, Bethany Lowndes, Kristin L. Chrouser
      Pages 387-417
    7. Wesley Baas, Matthew Davis, Bradley F. Schwartz
      Pages 439-488
    8. Laura M. Douglass, Amanda C. North
      Pages 489-498
    9. Nikhil K. Gupta, Sumeet Batra, Tobias S. Köhler
      Pages 499-520
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 521-530

About this book


This book is designed to provide the reader with comprehension of the principles of contemporary surgical education and skills to design and implement effective curricula that include learning theory, needs assessments, curriculum development, effective teaching methods, valid and reliable assessment of learners, and comprehensive program evaluation.
This text will provide a comprehensive, state-of-the art review of this field and will serve as a valuable resource for anyone wishing to become a better educator regardless of the level of the trainee. The book will review how people learn and how to vary teaching methods accordingly.  It will cover curriculum planning, measurement and performance assessment, teaching residents to teach, coaching, promoting professionalism, teaching surgeons to lead, and burnout. It will aid in identifying differences in generations and how to select students and residents who will thrive in your program. Specifics on teaching in the operating room, use of new technologies and honing of feedback skills will be addressed.  The effect of duty hours and due process for struggling learners will also be addressed as well as preparing residents for beyond residency. Specifics on how to set up simulation centers and utilize this technology will also be discussed. These are a few of the topics which will prepare the reader to excel in education and thus be able to positively influence patient care well beyond that of any one individual.


Curriculum Planning Leadership Competencies ACGME Competencies Conflict Management Instructional Technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Tobias S. Köhler
    • 1
  • Bradley Schwartz
    • 2
  1. 1.UrologyMayo ClinicRochesterUSA
  2. 2.Department of Surgery, UrologySouthern Illinois University School of MedicineSpringfieldUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-64727-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-64728-9
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology