A Surgical Instructor Training Course for the Next Generation

Masaomi Yamane, Yasuhiro Mandai, Hideo Ino, Akihiro Matsukawa, Shinichi Toyooka

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In 2016, Gunma University Hospital’s Medical Accident Investigation Committee released a report reiterating the necessity of medical education and the need for surgeons to master non-technical skills. We designed a 17-h training course for surgical instructors, designed to teach participants how to sufficiently educate surgeon trainees and encourage their professional identity formation. A post-training survey showed that participants improved their awareness, and their behavioral changes led to favorable team performances. We then began offering a 3-h workshop focusing on the participants’ experiences. We propose that the training course using participant narratives is required and effective to establish surgeons’ self-reflection and professional identity as surgeons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-76
Number of pages4
JournalActa medica Okayama
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • instructor training
  • narrative
  • professional identity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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