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Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões

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JESUS, Lisieux Eyer de. Surgions train: always like today?. Rev. Col. Bras. Cir. [online]. 2009, vol.36, n.6, pp.529-532. ISSN 0100-6991.

This paper proposes to discuss the training methodologies for young surgeons, considering the modern needs, by discussing their expectations and the reality of the surgeons' job market nowadays. Scientific and technological novelties, the huge amount of information imposed daily, managerial interventions and cost issues modified radically the activities of the surgeons, especially if compared to classical conceptions. Recent re-readings of the classical ethical postulates demand a new behavior of the doctors concerning the patients and the society per se. Contemporaneous social culture bring about individual expectations concerning quality of life and professional perspective issues. It becomes necessary to modify the training methods for surgeons to make them adequate to the need of continuous learning and adaptation to new technological instruments. They also should adapt to social interactions with the patients and the other health professionals that fit nowadays expectations. Those structural adaptations are fundamental to maintain the interest of the new professionals in the area of surgery.

Keywords : Education, medical; Surgery [education]; Professional practice.

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