Journal article

Challenges in the Australasian neurosurgery training program: who should be trained and where should they train?

Katharine J Drummond, Benjamin HM Hunn, Heidi E McAlpine, Mark A Davies, Stacie Gull

Neurosurgical Focus | AMER ASSOC NEUROLOGICAL SURGEONS | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Neurosurgical training poses particular challenges in Australia and New Zealand, given the large landmass, small population, and widely separated, often small, neurosurgical units. Such factors have necessitated a move away from autonomous, single-institution-based training to the selection of trainees by a centralized binational process. The success of this system is based on rigorous standardized evaluation of candidates' academic achievements, anatomical knowledge, references, and interview performance. Similarly, the accreditation of hospitals to train successful candidates has been standardized. The authors review the evolution of trainee selection and the accreditation of tr..

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