Changes in the Surgical Training Program in the COVID-19 era

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Gustavo N. Mastroianni
Virginia M. Cano Busnelli
Pablo E. Huespe
Agustín Dietrich
Axel Beskow
Martín de Santibañes
Juan Pekolj


The appearance of this new coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID-19) has generated a great impact within health teams, forcing profound changes in the daily activity. These modifications are aimed at promoting a safe work environment for medical and non-medical personnel. However, some of these changes may have consequences on the learning process of doctors in training. The challenge faced by a Surgery Service of a University Hospital is to maintain the continuity of the training programs while ensuring the safety of Residents.
This report describes the changes made to the General Surgery Residency Program at a university hospital, aimed at providing the same educational quality, in a safe environment during the course of this pandemic.


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Mastroianni, G. N., Cano Busnelli, V. M., Huespe, P. E., Dietrich, A., Beskow, A., de Santibañes, M., & Pekolj, J. (2021). Changes in the Surgical Training Program in the COVID-19 era. Revista Argentina De Cirugía, 112(2), 109–118. (Original work published March 22, 2021)
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