Some surgeons believe that students’ fingers can’t hack it because of phones

Dr. Kneebone thinks students lack the finger dexterity of generations past because of smartphones.


November 1, 2018

Millennials, right? 

Professor of surgical education at Imperial College in London and proprietor of the best doctor name of all time, Dr. Roger Kneebone, told The BBC he is concerned with the decline in dexterity of his students’ fingers over the past decade… because of smartphones.

“A lot of things are reduced to swiping on two-dimensional flat screens,” which he argues takes away the experience of developing physical skills.

But, Dr. Kneebone believes it’s proof of a bigger issue at play: the medical curriculum’s failure to adapt to the times.

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