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The Plastic Surgeon as Lecturer: Speaking as Well as We Operate

Hansen, Juliana E. M.D.; Fisher, Jack M.D.; Bowe, Constance M. M.D.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: July 2013 - Volume 132 - Issue 1 - p 236–243
doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3182910ffb
Special Topics: PS Educator’s Series

Summary: This article provides information for the surgeon-educator on techniques for delivering effective lectures. The article provides insights into adult learning and how to motivate and educate through lectures. Delivery style and preparation are emphasized, and specific techniques for creating visual aids that complement a lecture are discussed.

Portland, Ore.; Nashville, Tenn.; and Boston, Mass.

From the Division of Plastic Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University; Vanderbilt Plastic Surgery; and Partners HealthCare International.

Received for publication August 3, 2012; accepted January 17, 2013.

Disclosure: There were no sources of funding for this paper and the authors have no financial disclosures or conflicts of interest related to the topics in, or writing of, this article.

Juliana E. Hansen, M.D., Division of Plastic Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Drive, L352 A, Portland, Ore. 97239,

©2013American Society of Plastic Surgeons