One surgeon would like to encourage more creative subjects in school to promote the tactile skills necessary for a career in medicine or science.
Roger Kneebone, professor of surgical education at Imperial College London, has noticed that new students do not seem as competent using their hands. He feels that modern school curriculum, which focuses less on tactile and creative coursework may be to blame.
“We have noticed that medical students and trainee surgeons often don’t seem as comfortable with doing things with their hands … than they used to even perhaps five or 10 years ago. People are no longer getting the same exposure to making and doing [things] when they are at home, when they are school, as they used to.”
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