Mr Tennent has a major commitments to surgical education and has been awarded a PgCert in Medical Education with specific focus on surgical education He has been involved in the education of all grades of doctor from medical student to consultant. He was recently appointed as an Honorary Reader in Orthopaedic Education at St. George’s University of London.

Undergraduate Mr Tennent has been the lead clinician for Orthopaedic education at St George’s hospital for 10 years. He was also the Chair of the Board of Surgical Education for six years. He was the academic lead for the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) and also sits on a number of committees as well as running a BSc module for the undergraduates.



Postgraduate Mr Tennent has educated Orthopaedic trainees throughout his career and is also responsible for the fellowship for senior trainee shoulder surgeons run by the Shoulder Unit at St George’s. This fellowship has trained surgeons from England France, Italy and Greece. He is also the lead for the development of simulation on the regional training program.

Mr Tennent lectures regularly nationally and internationally. He has been on the faculty at the Reading shoulder course, was invited faculty at the Delhi Arthroscopy course where he demonstrated surgical techniques. He has given master classes at the British Elbow & Shoulder Society annual scientific meeting several times as well as regularly teaching around the country.


He writes regularly on medical education and published  “An Atlas of Arthroscopic Techniques”(ISBN:1853172111with several of the pioneers of arthroscopic surgery. Reviewed as “Broad in scope, the book covers basic and advanced topics…to make this book accessible to the novice and useful to the more experienced surgeon.”




Mr Tennent is the past chair of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society education committee as well as being the undergraduate lead for the British Orthopaedic Association education committee.     He was responsible for introducing Procedure Based Assessments (PBA) for shoulder and elbow surgery and has published a number of articles on surgical and orthopaedic education as well as a book on arthroscopic surgery. He is a member of the Academy of Medical Educators (AoME), the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) and the Faculty of Surgical Trainers.