Surgical Training in Libya: The Way Forward AA Arifi 1, BZ Zaidan 2, M Mitiek 3, M Lunghi 3 1 - Department of Cardiac Surgery, Tripoli Medical Centre, Faculty of Medicine, Alfateh University, Libya 2 - Department of Surgery, Tripoli Medical Centre, Faculty of Medicine, Alfateh University, Libya 3 - Department of Orthopedics. Tripoli Medical Centre, Faculty of Medicine, Alfateh University, Libya
Libyan J Med 2009; 4(2):86-88 ICID: 881114
Article type: Editorial
IC™ Value: 3.11
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The General Surgical Training Programmes worldwide are designed to ensure that the advanced
surgical trainee in surgery achieves competency in knowledge, skill and attitude, both operative and
non-operative in a wide range of common surgical conditions, enabling the trainee to practice
competently as a surgeon.
Therefore, the goal of the surgical training is to train broad-based, highly qualified surgical specialists
who can provide excellence in the care of patients with a wide range of surgical diseases. To this end
we have to strive to a training programme that emphasizes education over service, training in all
major surgical subspecialties, and strong academic affiliations.