Iraqi Journal of Medical Sciences








Vol. 15 Issue 2 April - June / 2017
Published on website | Date : 2017-09-26 10:34:33

SURGICAL TRAINING AND QUALIFICATION IN NORTH AMERICA: REVIEW AND COMPARISON

Faiz Tuma


Abstract

Training and competency certification for the specialty of general surgery in North America have many similarities and some differences between the two countries (Canada & USA). The work and learning environment in both countries are very similar leading to many similarities in training and certification. Accreditation of the training centers and structured residency programs with carefully designed curriculum are the core requirements for specialization. The difference is in the accrediting and supervising institutions. Similarly, is the certification process. The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada is responsible for both accrediting training centers and conducting the certification exams. While in the US, more than one organization is involved in the two processes. This variation may lead to different standards and quality of training. This difference is difficult to evaluate.
Keywords: Surgery, Training, Qualification, North America
Citation: Faiz Tuma. Surgical training and qualification in North America: review and comparison. Iraqi JMS. 2017; Vol. 15(2): 106-107. doi: 10.22578/IJMS.15.2.1



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