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The shape of surgical training – more distortion to come?

The shape of surgical training – more distortion to come?

eoSurgical is run by surgeons, for surgeons. Its founders have worked their way through various UK training programs during the last decade, initi...
Stressful night on call? SurgTrac AR is going to help

Stressful night on call? SurgTrac AR is going to help

eoSurgical is always looking to innovate, both with our hardware and our software. We produce the only accessible, mobile, instrument tracking sim...
Surgical intelligence: human, artificial, emotional.

Surgical intelligence: human, artificial, emotional.

The burgeoning field of artificial intelligence (AI) is garnering more and more attention but will it enhance or undermine health? Current AIs are ...
Translational medicine needs engaged surgeons, and vice versa

Translational medicine needs engaged surgeons, and vice versa

The need for surgical innovation is no less pressing now than when humanity first learned to make a knife and, soon after, made its first surgical...
Patient safety and surgery

Patient safety and surgery

Last week, the WHO marked World Patient Safety Day. At its core, healthcare is singularly motivated by a desire to improve patient health and well...
Knowing more and more about less and less: how far should sub-specialisation go?

Knowing more and more about less and less: how far should sub-specialisation go?

  Following the completion of surgical training in the UK, a new consultant is expected to be emergency-safe and competent in dealing with a given...
Call of the wild

The call of the wild: biomimicry and surgical innovation

  Surgeons spend hours in the confines of small and sterile spaces: hospitals, clinic rooms, operating theatres, and body cavities. There is a lot...
Expedition medicine for surgeons - from Shackleton to Syria

Expedition medicine for surgeons - from Shackleton to Syria

Surgical training is increasingly structured, and for good reason. Tensions between service and training, together with reduced working hours, maki...
Looking versus seeing, surgery versus art

Looking versus seeing, surgery versus art

Sculpting, painting, drawing and other artistic endeavours demand finely honed skills of observation combined with the ability to recapitulate (in ...
Surgical training in Scotland – a new balance between training and service delivery, enhanced by improved trainer-interactions and embedded simulation

Surgical training in Scotland – a new balance between training and service delivery, enhanced by improved trainer-interactions and embedded simulation

Surgery is considered a ‘craft’ specialty, demanding a combination of theoretical knowledge, manual dexterity, and wisdom/experience. The barber su...
The eoSurgical ESSQ scholarship – dispatches from Lusaka!

The eoSurgical ESSQ scholarship – dispatches from Lusaka!

  Since inception, our aim at eoSurgical has been to improve surgical training worldwide. As part of this goal, in 2018 we partnered with the Unive...
Is a surgical singularity coming? Will the ever-quickening pace of technological advancement make surgeons better? Or redundant?

Is a surgical singularity coming? Will the ever-quickening pace of technological advancement make surgeons better? Or redundant?

About 5000 years ago, the wheel was conceived and deployed as a new technology. A little more than 500 years ago, the printing press was invented. ...