Being a Leader: Cultivating Surgical Education

  • Amy T. Makley
  • Timothy A. PrittsEmail author
Part of the Success in Academic Surgery book series (SIAS)


Surgical education is essential to train the next generation of surgeons, scholars, and leaders. Surgical educators should create an education first culture, with cultivation of faculty development and recognition of education and teaching efforts. Mentorship programs are key to success of young surgeons and provide an opportunity to shape surgical careers. Education programs with advanced simulation curricula that emphasize innovation, paired with the goals of advancing the field of educational research, are necessary to promote forward progress. Teaching leadership in education is crucial to developing the key personnel to be the next champions for surgical education. Equipping surgical trainees and junior faculty with the tools necessary to nurture the future of surgical education needs to be a focus of every surgical training program.


Surgical education education Faculty development Medical student Surgery resident Mentorship Simulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA

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