Different models of training and certification in plastic surgery

L. Fodor, C. Ciuce, M. Fodor, C. Shrank, O. Lapid, M. Kon, Y. Ramon, Y. Ullmann

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A varying period of training followed by examinations is the usual way to become a specialist in one of the many fields of Medicine. Plastic Surgery is one of the surgical fields that require good technical and cognitive skills. The best way to train and evaluate a candidate is hard to judge. The model of training and board examination varies, every country having its own method. This is a descriptive report presenting the ways of training residents in Plastic Surgery and then examining them in Romania, Israel, USA, Germany and the Netherlands. Specific points regarding the structure and the format are addressed for all models and also for factors that might influence the objectivity of the examination. The authors bring their thoughts on these issues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)519-524
Number of pages6
JournalChirurgia (Romania)
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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