Academic Journal of Surgery 2016. 3(3-4):37.

Surgical Education
Ali Mir, Abolfazl Shojaiefard


In the history of general surgery, some famous surgeons such as Halsted had great role in evolving surgical education (1). Educating surgical skills has been developed through years and today we have this modern surgical residency program around the world.

What a resident learns is not the only important factor now a days. The way of training a surgical resident is getting more attention in recent years (2). Studying various learning styles concluded that not only we should consider different aspects of learning such as experiencing,  conceptualization and planning but also different situations, cultural differences and knowledge-learning relationships. These limitations has been mentioned, criticizing KOLB learning style which is one of the most famous medical learning models (3).

Well-designed educational program, comfortable dress code and flexible curriculum especially for surgical residents may improve their training (4). There are major differences between training a surgical resident and an undergraduate medical student. Investigating the most appropriate learning style and individualized learning for each trainee may make future surgeons more confident.

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