Tuesday, 29 January 2013

How do you train a Surgeon?

The European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons has released a number of videoed discussions that took place at their annual meeting in Barcelona in October 2012.

Most of these related to very specific cardiac and thoracic surgical issues. Some however like this one relate to general issues such as surgical training and the very modern state of affairs that threaten training in the technical specialties. Two of the speakers are from the Netherlands and it is interesting for me to see how surgeons in other countries have tried to deal with situations that are more universal than we might think.