3 years ago

Training and accrediting international surgeons

S. P. Stawicki, B. C. Nwomeh, G. L. Peck, Z. C. Sifri, M. Garg, J. V. Sakran, T. J. Papadimos, H. L. Anderson, M. S. Firstenberg, V. H. Gracias, J. A. Asensio

Abstract

Background

Formal international medical programmes (IMPs) represent an evolution away from traditional medical volunteerism, and are based on the foundation of bidirectional exchange of knowledge, experience and organizational expertise. The intent is to develop multidirectional collaborations and local capacity that is resilient in the face of limited resources. Training and accreditation of surgeons continues to be a challenge to IMPs, including the need for mutual recognition of competencies and professional certification.

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