For undergraduate students the operating theatre constitutes an important and unique educational experience. Despite this, traditional ‘in theatre’ surgical training is not without problems. The environment naturally limits the number of students who may safely or usefully attend at any one time. Furthermore, feedback suggests that many students find the surgical environment particularly intimidating and are reluctant to ask questions as a consequence.
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Royal College of Surgeons of England position on live surgery (Discussion item). Presented at the Council Meeting, April 2017.
Published online: January 14, 2019
Accepted: January 6, 2019
Received in revised form: December 22, 2018
Received: November 25, 2018
✰This project was presented at the Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT) National Conference in Edinburgh, April 2018.
© 2019 Published by Elsevier Ltd on behalf of British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons.