Clinical Fellowship: A Surgeon’s Odyssey

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Arun Kumar Kaliya Perumal 1 , * , Mohamed Daffalla-Awadalla Gismalla 2 , Rami Ibrahim 3

1 Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Melmaruvathur Adhiparasakthi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Tamil Nadu, India

2 Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Gezira University, Sudan

3 Consultant, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Albashir Hospital, Amman, Jordan

How to Cite: Kaliya Perumal A K, Daffalla-Awadalla Gismalla M, Ibrahim R. Clinical Fellowship: A Surgeon’s Odyssey, J Med Edu. 2018 ; 17(3):e105646. doi: 10.22037/jme.v17i3.22427.

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Journal of Medical Education: 17 (3); e105646
Published Online: January 08, 2019
Article Type: Brief Report
Received: August 12, 2018
Accepted: October 20, 2018
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Abstract

The efficacy of clinical fellowships to produce experts in any focused surgical sub-speciality is undeniable. To substantiate and emphasize the importance of clinical fellowships, we conducted a survey among twenty specialist surgeons who completed their clinical fellowships in various surgical sub-specialities. We analysed the correlation between training related parameters with that of their performance after the fellowship. When surgeons strongly agreed that their fellowship training wascomprehensive, their post-fellowship confidence as an expert increased. When they were satisfied that they developed the desired diagnostic and surgical skills during their fellowship, they became confident as an expert, were competent in practice, and able to do more sub-speciality related procedures after the fellowship; in addition, they became able clinical researchers. Therefore, it is with no doubt that clinical fellowships can be deemed as an integral part of sub-speciality training.

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