Variation in training requirements within general surgery: comparison of 23 countries.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_85A27A2566A1
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Variation in training requirements within general surgery: comparison of 23 countries.
Journal
BJS open
Author(s)
Whewell H., Brown C., Gokani V.J., Harries R.L., Aguilera M.L., Ahrend H., Al Qallaf A., Ansell J., Beamish A., Borraez-Segura B., Di Candido F., Chan D., Govender T., Grass F., Gupta A.K., Dae Han Y., Jensen K.K., Kusters M., Wing Lam K., Machila M., Marquardt C., Moore I., Ovaere S., Park H., Premaratne C., Sarantitis I., Sethi H., Singh R., Yonkus J.
Working group(s)
Global Surgical Training Requirements Project Collaborators
ISSN
2474-9842 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
2474-9842
Publication state
Published
Issued date
08/2020
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
4
Number
4
Pages
714-723
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Comparative Study ; Journal Article
Publication Status: epublish
Abstract
Many differences exist in postgraduate surgical training programmes worldwide. The aim of this study was to provide an overview of the training requirements in general surgery across 23 different countries.
A collaborator affiliated with each country collected data from the country's official training body website, where possible. The information collected included: management, teaching, academic and operative competencies, mandatory courses, years of postgraduate training (inclusive of intern years), working-hours regulations, selection process into training and formal examination.
Countries included were Australia, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, India, Ireland, Italy, Kuwait, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA and Zambia. Frameworks for defining the outcomes of surgical training have been defined nationally in some countries, with some similarities to those in the UK and Ireland. However, some training programmes remain heterogeneous with regional variation, including those in many European countries. Some countries outline minimum operative case requirement (range 60-1600), mandatory courses, or operative, academic or management competencies. The length of postgraduate training ranges from 4 to 10 years. The maximum hours worked per week ranges from 38 to 88 h, but with no limit in some countries.
Countries have specific and often differing requirements of their medical profession. Equivalence in training is granted on political agreements, not healthcare need or competencies acquired during training.
Keywords
Australia, Canada, Colombia, Curriculum/standards, Curriculum/trends, Education, Medical, Graduate/methods, Europe, General Surgery/education, Guatemala, Humans, India, Kuwait, New Zealand, Preceptorship/statistics & numerical data, Preceptorship/trends, Republic of Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Small-Area Analysis, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, Zambia
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Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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04/11/2021 14:02
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05/11/2021 6:39
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