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Minimal-access surgery training in the Netherlands: a survey among residents-in-training for general surgery.

Authors
  • Schijven, M P1
  • Berlage, J T M
  • Jakimowicz, J J
  • 1 Department of Surgery, Erasmus Medical Center, Dr. Molewaterplein 40, 2040, Rotterdam, 3000, CA, The Netherlands. [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
Surgical Endoscopy
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
December 2004
Volume
18
Issue
12
Pages
1805–1814
Identifiers
PMID: 15809795
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

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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