Changing face of trauma and surgical training in a developing country: A literature review

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Changing face of trauma and surgical training in a developing country: A literature review


Journaljournal of pakistan medical association
Publication date – Feb – 2020
Authors – Qamar Riaz, Sabah uddin Saqib, Rehan Nasir Khan, Nadeem Ahmed Siddiqui
KeywordsCommunication skills, Surgery residency training, Surgical critical care, Trauma education, Trauma surgeon
Open access – Yes
SpecialityEmergency surgery, Surgical Education, Trauma surgery
World region South-eastern Asia
Country: Pakistan
Language – English
Submitted to the One Surgery Index on May 20, 2020 at 8:01 am
Abstract:

Trauma continues to be the major cause of disability and death globally and surgeons are often involved in immediate care. However there has been an exponential decrease in the number of the trained trauma surgeons. The purpose of the current review article is to summarize the published literature pertaining to trauma education in postgraduate surgical training programmes internationally and in a developing country as Pakistan. Several electronic databases like MEDLINE, PubMed, Google scholar and PakMediNet were searched using the keywords ‘trauma education’ or ‘trauma training’ AND ‘postgraduate medical education’, ‘surgery residency training’, ‘surgery residents’ and ‘surgeons’. The current training in most surgical residency programmes, locally and globally, is suboptimal. Change in trauma management protocols, and decrease in volume of trauma cases results in variable and/ or inadequate exposure and hands-on experience of the surgical trainees in operative and non-operative management of trauma. This warrants collaborative measures for integration of innovative educational interventions at all levels of the surgical educational programmes.

OSI Number – 20384
PMID – 31981343

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