For surgical residents, learning comes easier when stress is removed

University of Houston and Methodist Hospital researchers are reporting in Scientific Reports that the best way to train surgeons is to remove the stress of residency programs and make surgery a hobby. Under relaxed conditions outside a formal educational setting, 15 first-year medical students, who aspired one day to become surgeons, mastered microsurgical suturing and cutting skills in as little as five hour-long sessions.

Source: Stress-free training may enhance surgical skill | EurekAlert! Science News

This makes total sense to me, when something is not stressful and fun, I’ll learn and remember it. Something to think about in your classroom.

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