Article Abstract

Keeping up in an ever changing surgery landscape

Authors: Jiping Wang

Abstract

From the memorization of facts, ideas, and histories in medical school, students move on in residency and beyond to practice the Art of Surgery. As opposed to the simple memorization of scientific facts, the physical intervention to improve or to heal the human body is truly an art. Every moment of the surgical process is layered and nuanced; from the mental preparation of determining the safest procedure and the best courses of action to the special technical maneuvers that master surgeons apply, the surgical procedure is learned not through the simple and quickly-outdated representations in a textbook, but in real-life practice.