Since its inception, UKZN Orthopaedic surgery has been providing students with a rich and diverse learning environment.
“Teaching in surgical disciplines differs from other forms of teaching in that our practice relies as much on the practical aspects as it does on theory. This leads to the tendency to base our practice, and thus our teaching, on past experience. The mentor who relies only on his or her own experience (even if it can be qualified as an expert opinion) has, however, not completely fulfilled their role as a teacher. For this reason, evidence-based medicine (EBM) emerged as a key principle in surgical training.”
Teaching & Training in Orthopaedics. Marais LC et al. SA Orthop J 2017;16(4)