Transition to Practice: A Global Surgery Approach.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

OBJECTIVE: To determine the feasibility of a global surgery setting for a transition to practice experience. SETTING: A rural hospital in Malawi, Africa. PARTICIPANTS: A recent graduate of a U.S. general surgery residency program. RESULTS: Fellow performed 305 cases across the surgical disciplines with demonstrated improvements in operative ability. CONCLUSION: The global surgery approach to transition to practice offers a unique opportunity to complement domestic training while providing critical assistance to communities with few surgical providers.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Donley, DK; Graybill, CK; Fekadu, A; Fitzgerald, TN; Hayton, RA

Published Date

  • 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 75 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 392 - 396

PubMed ID

  • 28802786

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1878-7452

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jsurg.2017.07.028


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States