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a series on thought-provoking surgical education topics. The
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Most surgical trainees respond well to feedback on their
performance - they reflect on the advice that's given and make the
necessary changes to improve. But, some trainees are less
responsive and conversations with them can be quite challenging.
That's according to neurosurgeon, Dr Andrew Davidson, Associate
Professor at Macquarie University. Dr Davidson is an educator and
trainer with RACS's Foundation Skills for Surgical Educators
Course. He's a key educator with the new Advanced Feedback in
Surgical Course and the soon-to-be-revised Surgical Teachers
Course. In this episode, Dr Davidson describes the process with
handling challenging conversations.