Medical Students – Something to Think About

Do you knit in your spare time or play an instrument?

Given the large amount of Hong Kong students who wish to become doctors.  I would like to draw attention to this growing problem that was recently discussed in a BBC news article.  The article Surgery students ‘losing dexterity to stitch patients” discusses how the amount of time young people are spending on electronic devices in contributing to a loss in hand dexterity.  Prof Kneebone says he has seen a decline in the manual dexterity of students over the past decade – which he says is a problem for surgeons, who need craftsmanship as well as academic knowledge. This may be an interesting topic to discuss in an interview for medicine.  Young people thinking of a career in medicine and surgery should consider hobbies that help hand dexterity.

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