Category: training

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Making the Leap from Trainee to Staff Surgeon

27 May 2020

By Lakho Sandhu ‘The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.’ –Voltaire The moment you’ve dreamt about for years finally arrives. You pack up your belongin...

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The Token Foreigner

26 Feb 2020

By Patricia Martinez Quinones “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” -   Ralph Waldo Emerson Imagine receiving an email that you have been selec...

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Becoming Human Again

24 Apr 2019

By Susana Vargas-Pinto Sign out. Rounds. Run the list. Check labs and images. Do the orders, start the notes and check my ‘to-do-list’ boxes for the day. Done! A series of events perfectly orc...

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Global Surgery: what is the surgeon’s role?

10 Feb 2019

By Gita Mody and Virginia Litle According to the Lancet’s Commission on Global Surgery, five billion people lack access to safe surgical care worldwide. This lack in healthcare equity exists despit...