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National seminar on surgical education to be held in Goa

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Panaji, Apr 20 (UNI) The two-day national seminar on surgical education will be held in Goa from tomorrow with the aim to develop the concept of competency-based surgical training and has been organised by the Association of Surgeons of India (ASI) with the help of Ethicon Institute of Surgical Education.

ASI President Dr K S Gopinath told mediapersons here today that technology has played a crucial role in surgical advancements seen today. There have been advances in training methods also and it is inevitable as it is imppossible for a trainee to master every technique in the operation room itself, he added.

He said these advanced or unconventional teaching are very effective in imparting knowledge. Introduction of basic surgical technique course in the postgraduate curriculum is the need of the hour today. The training programmes- both conventional and advanced- need to be standardized with uniformity in its execution and assessment. There are many other aspects a young surgeon needs to know other than clinical and operative surgery, Dr Gopinath said.

ASI Secrtary Dr M N Kamaludeen said, ''We have the potential and the resources to train our students in such a way that they are both competent and confident to face the challanges. Our country has played a major role in the field of global information technology and there is no reason why we should not repeat the same performance in medical education and health care.'' The document that will came out at the end of the two-day deliberations will be submitted to the Medical council of India and Ministry of Health for implementation, Dr Gopinath added.

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