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Publication Type
Journal Article
UWI Author(s)
Author, Analytic
Roberts, P.; Brown, H.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
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Article Title
The transition to Mona
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Journal Title
Surgical Innovation
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Date of Publication
2007
Volume ID
14
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Page(s)
231-233
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Abstract
This editorial provides a thorough review of the history and status of surgical training in Jamaica. It also addresses the transition from training in a resource rich, tertiary care centre in the United States to a centre in the developing world where equipment and supplies are often unavailable. The authors provide some perspective on the transition from resident to operating surgeon and consider the challenges and rewards of their practice. They also conclude that despite limitations encountered in their practice the patients generally do well and in many areas there are documented comparable surgical outcomes to North America and Europe.....
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