Finally, the Future of Surgical Educators

  • Debra NestelEmail author
  • John T. Paige
  • Kirsten Dalrymple
Part of the Innovation and Change in Professional Education book series (ICPE, volume 17)


Having reviewed each chapter in this book, thinking about the future of surgical education is a truly exciting prospect. Across the four parts, authors have made offerings on various topics from the past and the present. In this final part, the previous chapter considered the state of surgical education in 2030 while here we shift our focus to the role of the surgical educator in the same year. First, we consider about whom we are writing; second, we reflect on the contents of the book as a guide to the surgical educators’ practices; and third, we offer pages from our 2030 diaries before concluding.


Surgeon educator Surgical educator Surgical trainer Surgical coach Surgeon coach Interprofessional surgical practitioner Robotics Augmented reality Technology Supervision 

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© Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Debra Nestel
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • John T. Paige
    • 3
  • Kirsten Dalrymple
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, Monash Institute for Health and Clinical EducationMonash UniversityClaytonAustralia
  2. 2.Faculty of Medicine Dentistry & Health Sciences, Department of Surgery, Melbourne Medical SchoolUniversity of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryLouisiana State University School of MedicineNew OrleansUSA
  4. 4.Faculty of MedicineImperial College LondonLondonUK

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