Influence of surgeon behaviour on trainees’ willingness to speak up: a randomized controlled trial. J Am Coll Surg 2014; 219: 1001-1007.

Published: 24th February 2015

Authors: Barzallo Salazar MJ, Minkoff H, Bayya J, Gillett B, Onoriode H, Weedon J et al. et al.


Fifty-five medical students were either encouraged or discouraged from contributing by a training surgeon using a standard script. Students encouraged to participate were less likely to make a standard mistake (cutting a vessel without prior diathermy) on a laparoscopic simulator.

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