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Aspiring Surgeons Test Their Skills On Sushi

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    If you thought studying to be a surgeon was hard enough, spare a thought for these Japanese medical students who had to prove their surgical skills…on sushi (and origami and bugs).

    Advertising agency TBWA partnered with the Kurashiki Central Hospital in western Japan to develop “surgeon tryouts”. This involved folding a 5mm origami crane, putting a deconstructed bug together and creating the perfect sushi using only one grain of rice as the base.

    The students only had 15 minutes to do each task.

    The project leaders believed conventional medical schools focused too much on book knowledge at the expense of hands-on practice.

    “In daily clinical practice, physicians constantly confront difficult challenges,” said Dr. Toshio Fukuoka, director of the Human Resource Development Center at Kurashiki Central Hospital, according to AdNews.

    “We would like to evaluate the capability of medical students to stay calm and make correct judgments even under these circumstances. We planned this tryout to reveal the potential and uniqueness of the students, which ordinary written exams and interviews could not show.”


    Watch and see if you agree (English subtitles included):



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