Minimal-access surgery training in the Netherlands: a survey among residents-in-training for general surgery.
Department of Surgery, Erasmus Medical Center, Dr. Molewaterplein 40, 2040, Rotterdam, 3000, CA, The Netherlands. [email protected]
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The current study showed that Dutch residents believe it is very important to perform basic MAS autonomously. Of the GI/oncologic-interested residents, the majority want to be able to perform advanced MAS, but expect to be unable to do so at the end of their training. They attribute this discrepancy to "not having enough chance to be the first operator" and to "lack of volume of procedures in the hospital." Specific and properly implemented, monitored, and evaluated MAS skills training programs in skills laboratory settings could offer a promising environment for overcoming this discrepancy.
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