Lapco are delighted to have delivered their ‘Train the Trainer’ (Lapco TT) course to the highly engaging team of consultant colorectal surgeons at Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital, East Kent Hospital Trust.
The first day was classroom based and involved a series of interactive sessions to support the delivery of training. During the second day, the delegates put their teaching into practice during a live procedure with a trainee.
Course delegate Sudhakar Mangam, Consultant Surgeon, said: “The course was highly engaging and presented an excellent methodology to support our teaching. I would recommend it to all surgical trainers. Since the course, we have included many of the Lapco TT techniques into our daily practice at Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital.”
Mr Mangam continued: We have also implemented the Lapco Learning platform to support assessment of our trainees. This is proving to be a valuable tool to encourage a better dialogue between trainer and trainee as well as monitor learning curves. It’s unique because our trainees, as well as our trainers, are given a chance to assess their performance. At the end of their training they can submit a video to an independent assessor. This makes the assessment process more objective.
Consultant Surgeon Mohan Harilingam, who also attended the course commented: “Lapco provides a reliable structure for training and feedback for the trainee. The faculty were excellent teachers and I would certainly recommend this course.”
At Lapco, we believe that every surgical trainer should attend a TT course before engaging with trainees. A surgeon might be an excellent surgeon, but not necessarily an excellent teacher. Understanding how to teach is an art in itself.