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21 January 2022

Id Entity  An article by Mr David J O'Regan, Director of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers (FST) It was 1983 and we had just moved into our student house for our third year of medical school. The house should have been a condemned property! It was however convenient, as it was situated next Southampton General Hospital. It was unashamedly called T…

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Not Everything that Counts Can be Counted

14 January 2022

FST Executive Committee Member, Robin W Paton assesses whether the UK surgical training tree requires pruning and nourishing. In recent years medical education has become increasingly complex due to the need to improve educational outcomes. This was necessary to replace a poorly structured ‘ad hoc’ system that was not fit for purpose in the mode…

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Too Touchy Feely?

15 October 2021

An article by Mr David J O'Regan, Director of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers (FST)   In any given moment we have two options; to step forward into growth or step back into safety                              Abraham Maslow   Maslow described a hierarchy of needs – others have adapted the same to describe basic hygiene needs and relatedness n…

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Imagine there is no incision..

21 September 2021

Imagine  An article by Mr David J O'Regan, Director of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers (FST) Imagine there is no incision…. it’s easy if you try. JA Beenes was the brilliant scientist who developed a blood clot in the brain. Using technology, he miniaturised a medical team of experts to enter his body and embark upon a Fantastic Voyage. This fi…

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Educator, Trainer, and Teacher – What is it and why it is an imperative?

6 September 2021

Educator, trainer, and teacher – what is it and why it is an imperative? An article by Mr David J O'Regan, Director of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers (FST) The Hindu based philosophy of education (Shiksha) and knowledge (Vidya) focused on learning as a value-based exercise – through education, we can attain the skills essential for living and s…

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