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Constructing Surgical Identities: Becoming a Surgeon Educator

  • Tamzin Cuming
  • Jo Horsburgh
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Part of the Innovation and Change in Professional Education book series (ICPE, volume 17)

Overview

The challenge of developing an identity as a surgeon educator stems from the widely differing standpoints of surgery, with its biomedical view of the world, and education in its context as a social science. We argue that a social science lens is necessary for exploring the complex educational problems that surgeons face. Various forms of faculty development exist to unite the disparate traditions of education and surgery, yet the transformation from surgeon to surgeon educator is likely to be fostered best from within a community of surgeons who also identify as educators. A surgeon educator is presented as one who is able to integrate the two world views of surgery and education, which will prove of benefit not only to those they educate but also to surgery as a whole.

Keywords

Identity Surgeon educator Faculty development Education Training Biomedical Social science Complexity Expertise Situated Community of practice Association of Surgeons in Training ‘Silver Scalpel’ Measurement Kirkpatrick Training the Trainer Best Evidence Medical Education Academy of Medical Educators Socialisation Interpretivist Constructivist Temple report Time for Training Report Rapport Modelling Reflection Transformative Feedback Reflection in action Self-awareness General Medical Council Longitudinal development 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tamzin Cuming
    • 1
  • Jo Horsburgh
    • 2
  1. 1.Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation TrustLondonUK
  2. 2.Educational Development UnitImperial CollegeLondonUK

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