Technical training in surgery

the trainee's view

R. J. C. Steele, J, R. C. Logie, A. Munro

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    Abstract

    A questionnaire designed to investigate the technical training of general surgical trainees was distributed throughout Scotland. A total of 222 questionnaires were sent out and 179 (81 per cent) were returned. Of the responders, 38 per cent felt that the overall operative workload was too small and the majority thought that there was too little emphasis on supervised operating. Two-thirds of trainees were generally satisfied with the amount of unsupervised operating, although a substantial proportion (21 per cent) sometimes felt out of their depth when performing delegated emergency operations. Few had attended craft workshops or travelled to other centres, but of those who had, most considered both activities to be very useful. Photographic atlases and videos were not generally felt to be of great value by those who had used them. The majority of trainees did not believe that research activity had interfered excessively with their technical training.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1291-1293
    Number of pages3
    JournalBritish Journal of Surgery
    Volume76
    Issue number12
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1989

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    Keywords

    • Attitude of Health Personnel
    • Education, Medical, Graduate
    • General Surgery
    • Hospitals, Teaching
    • Humans
    • Internship and Residency
    • Medical Staff, Hospital
    • Questionnaires
    • Scotland

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    Steele, R. J. C. ; Logie, J, R. C. ; Munro, A. / Technical training in surgery : the trainee's view. In: British Journal of Surgery. 1989 ; Vol. 76, No. 12. pp. 1291-1293.
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    Technical training in surgery : the trainee's view. / Steele, R. J. C.; Logie, J, R. C.; Munro, A.

    In: British Journal of Surgery, Vol. 76, No. 12, 1989, p. 1291-1293.

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