4th March 2011

Reflections on Teaching and Training

I am off soon to lecture on the Milan Rhinoplasty Masterclass on strategies for treating the bulbous nasal tip and considerations in 3D for surgery to humps on the nasal bridge. Preparing for these meetings is hard work but very rewarding. One of the greatest benefits of a teaching commitment is that it forces one to reflect on ones own practice. This means carefully examining why one chooses certain surgical techniques and carefully assessing the results of these techniques. Reflection and an enquiring mind are part of the responsibility of a profession. I’m sure I’m a better surgeon for the time spent on teaching and training. The feedback one gets from young surgeons and from the audience also stimulates one to think and to constantly to try to improve.