If your little darlings (or you) have dreams of medical school, you may think you purely need to focus on math and science. But, Roger Kneebone, professor of surgical education at Imperial College, London, says that you also need to know how to cut and sew.
Kneebone (side note: how could he be anything other than a doctor with that name?) told the BBC, that the issue has become urgent. Naturally, a surgeon needs to cut and sew. Do you really want someone’s first stitch to be on a patient and not a piece of cloth?
“It is a concern of mine and my scientific colleagues that whereas in the past you could make the assumption that students would leave school able to do certain practical things – cutting things out, making things – that is no longer the case,” says Prof Kneebone.
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