Because of screen time and lack of hands-on activities medical students don’t have the dexterity to learn their job

A professor of surgery says students have spent so much time in front of screens and so little time using their hands that they have lost the dexterity for stitching or sewing up patients.

Roger Kneebone, professor of surgical education at Imperial College, London, says young people have so little experience of craft skills that they struggle with anything practical.

Surgery students ‘losing dexterity to stitch patients’ – BBC News

With all the talk about screentime, I see relatively little discussion about hand-eye coordination with hands-on activities. The flip side of the coin is that doctors who game are better with laproscopic surgery.

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