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Changes in surgical training opportunities in Britain and South Africa

Greensmith, Martin, Cho, Jun and Hargest, Rachel 2016. Changes in surgical training opportunities in Britain and South Africa. International Journal of Surgery 25 , pp. 76-81. 10.1016/j.ijsu.2015.11.052

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The British senior surgical SHO trainee has been reduced from primary operator to assistant over the last twenty years. South Africa consistently offers a higher proportion of emergency general surgery including exposure to trauma surgery. South Africa offers more opportunity for the senior SHO trainee to act as primary operator, especially for major procedures. Trauma patients are generally young and fit and therefore may be more suitable for training operations. Re-introduction of minor operation training lists and return to a surgical team firm structure may improve trainee experience.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery
Uncontrolled Keywords: General surgery; Education; South Africa; Great Britain; Emergencies; Wounds and injuries
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1743-9191
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:55

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