BackTable / OBGYN / Podcast / Episode #46
Teaching Trainees the Art of Surgical Learning
with Dr. Arpit Davé
On this episode of the BackTable OBGYN Podcast, host Dr. Mark Hoffman is joined by Dr. Arpit Davé, an assistant professor at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Together, they discuss the importance of surgical education and best practices for teaching new generations of surgeons.
Both Dr. Davé and Mark emphasize TATA, or tools, access, tissue handling, and anatomy, when practicing and teaching how to master surgery. They discuss the benefits of fostering a “sandbox-learning” environment, or a zone of safety where learners can practice techniques on patients. They also delve into systematic approaches for surgical training and the challenges in measuring the progress of trainees. Most importantly, Dr. Davé and Mark explore how to teach trainees not just surgery, but how to learn about surgery so that they feel competent doing new surgeries as their career in medicine progresses.
BackTable, LLC (Producer). (2024, February 6). Ep. 46 – Teaching Trainees the Art of Surgical Learning [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://www.backtable.com
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Dr. Arpit Davé
Dr. Aprit Davé is a gynecologic surgeon with Carondelet Medical Group in Tucson, Arizona.
Dr. Mark Hoffman
Dr. Mark Hoffman is a minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon at the University of Kentucky.
00:00 - Introduction
04:34 - The Role of Teaching in Medicine and Lifelong Learning in Surgery
07:15 - The Challenges of Surgical Training Volume
09:22 - The Journey of Learning and Teaching Surgery
17:59 - Understanding TATA: Surgical Tools, Access, Tissue Handling, and Anatomy
27:01 - The Importance of Practice in Surgical Training
30:04 - The Role of Tissue Handling in Surgical Training
31:20 - Creating Zones of Safety in Surgical Practice
33:31 - The Concept of “Sandboxing” in Surgical Training
34:27 - The Importance of Incremental Learning in Surgery
35:22 - The Importance of Breaking Down Surgical Procedures into Steps
42:32 - The Meaning of “Access” in Surgery
47:26 - How to Teach Trainees to Handle Tough Surgeries and the Unknown
50:05 - The Future of Surgical Training and Education
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