Watch our new orthohub see one / do one episode about educating surgeons! We are joined by a special guest who is dear to us and a valued friend of orthohub, Lisa Hadfield-Law.

Lisa has worked as a surgical education consultant for over 25 years and has trained over 15,000 surgeons from 68 countries within Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific. During this time, she has been an official advisor to AO Trauma & AO Spine and has also been the education advisor to the British Orthopaedic Association and the Royal College of Surgeons for over a decade.

Lisa has a Masters in Higher Professional Education and is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators.

Earlier in her career, Lisa was awarded Nurse of the Year by the Royal College of Nursing and the Department of Health, and more recently she was awarded the British Orthopaedic Association’s Presidential Merit Award in 2018.

Having been immersed in both cultures, Lisa is in a unique position to provide educational advice to surgeons.

In this wide-ranging conversation, we discuss:

  • how Lisa got into medical education
  • what the role of an educationalist actually is
  • dealing with surgeons
  • Kash and Pete’s first encounters with Lisa…
  • good and bad learning environments
  • how to make feedback useful and actionable
  • dealing with trainees in difficulty…
  • …and the concept of the “trainer in difficulty”
  • and impostor syndrome (even Pete Bates gets it!)

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