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Surgery Students and Dexterity

Sarah Best

5th November 2018

Professor Kneebone, a professor of surgery at Imperial College has recently argued that too much screen time has affected medical students ability to sufficiently stitch or sew up patients after medical treatment.

He states that “It is important and an increasingly urgent issue” and that although the students are high achievers academically, they are lacking sufficient skills in creative subjects and this has led to them becoming “less competent and less confident” in using their hands.

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Sarah Best

Sarah is a passionate full-time Head of Sociology and Psychology and has worked in a variety in schools in the UK, and she is currently working in a British international school. She is keen to develop and boost the profile of both subjects.

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