Teaching Hand Surgery in the Developing World: Utilizing Educational Resources in Global Health. Hand clinics Deptula, P., Chang, K., Chang, J. 2019; 35 (4): 411–19


The development of surgical capacity in the developing world is essential to address the global burden of surgical disease. Training local surgeons in low-income and middle-income countries is critical in this endeavor. The challenges to teaching hand surgery in the developing world include a shortage of local faculty, absence of a defined curriculum, no competency-based evaluation systems, few subspecialty training opportunities, and lack of financial support. To teach hand surgery in the developing world effectively, the authors suggest principles and components of a global training curriculum.

View details for DOI 10.1016/j.hcl.2019.07.006

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