WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Thank you for being so kind to teach aspiring surgeons!
Wish you the very best, from Romania
I am watching every video that you make and practice to get better. Some small gestures that I knew were incorrect or I did not know their “why”. Your training models are very purposeful and creative.
I am admiring you for being kind of a pioneer – an experienced senior surgeon that is openly teaching us online. I wish more surgeons would share their experience through social media.
Explicit explanations for instrument choice and handling are difficult to find in early surgical training. Most of us just pick up with repetition along the way. Important to acknowledge that “atraumatic” instruments can in fact be traumatic. I will be considering this next time I am in theatre.
The Black Belt Academy of Surgical Skills, under the excellent leadership of Mr David O’Regan, is establishing a role as a key provider of surgical education to the next generation of surgeons. BBASS carefully combines a number of important principles to ensure delivery of high quality education. The curriculum is designed to ensure a trainee has a good understanding of fundamental surgical sciences. This is then integrated with a step-wise, systematic approach to acquiring surgical skills. This teaching is all delivered by faculty members who are also able to adopt the role of mentor. The combination of these factors means that graduates of the academy will be in a great position to become safe and successful surgeons of tomorrow.
I have now watched several of David O’Regan’s on line live Surgical Skills practical lectures and demonstrations. David uses innovative teaching messages that even I as a layman can relate to, for any aspiring surgeon or trainee this is an invaluable resource that should be accessed. The teaching technique is unique and could be applied to any number of skills. Thank you David O’Regan
It was an absolute pleasure to watch David O’Regan via video provide a Masterclass in teaching surgery a new way, but the right way. His combination of humour, props and anecdote made the whole teaching session an absolute joy. My junior colleagues who were watching said that BASS really is putting the fun back into teaching. I applaud you David and the team you have inspired within the Surgical Skills Dojos. The Royal Colleges would do well to bring in this type of fun driven teaching, which raises our endorphins. The latter is most needed when it comes to training and being trained in the UK.
Professor Hiten RH Patel
David O’Regan is a wonderful teacher and demonstrator of Surgical Skills, he has that rare gift of making it easy for trainees to not only know how but why techniques are necessary.