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Revista de cirugía

Print version ISSN 2452-4557On-line version ISSN 2452-4549

Abstract

SEPULVEDA P., Sergio et al. Analysis of the training program of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the University of Chile: survey of graduates 2011-2017. Rev. cir. [online]. 2019, vol.71, n.3, pp.203-209. ISSN 2452-4557.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/s2452-45492019000300203.

Background:

The adequate plastic surgeons training demand a constant review and assessment of the training programs of residents. It has been 8 years since the first survey made to Plastic Surgery graduates of the University of Chile about the program training.

Aim:

Collect the opinion of Plastic Surgery graduates of the University of Chile between the years 2011-2017, in order to compare the results with previous generations.

Materials and Method:

A survey of 28 questions was conducted which evaluated general aspects of the residence, specific rotations of the resident, practical activities, theoretical activities and economic and research aspects.

Results:

There has been 21 graduates between 2011-2017, a survey response was obtained in 16 of them, 100% of the respondents approved the training program, 63% of respondents consider the duration of the program is insufficient. The best-evaluated rotation of the program was HCUCH according to 56% of graduates. The areas of best training perceived were body contour surgery and breast aesthetic surgery, respectively.

Conclusion:

Plastic surgery training program approval is still high in graduates; nevertheless the opinion about the needing for a more extensive program is kept. The analysis collected from this survey is an excellent tool to identify aspects of the training program can be improved.

Keywords : plastic surgery; postgraduate; training program.

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