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Surgical Medicine Open Access Journal

Cognitive Apprenticeship Appropriate Surgical Education for Countries with Limited Resources

  • Open or Close Lowell L Lewis 1,2 and Nicholas A Kerna3,4*

    1Ministry of Health, Government of Montserrat, USA

    2Montserrat Institute of Surgical Research and Education, USA

    3Office of Research and Clinical Studies, Suriwongse Medical Center, Thailand

    4Med Write Pro, Thailand

    *Corresponding author: Nicholas A Kerna, Office of Research and Clinical Studies, Suriwongse Medical Center, Thailand Email: drKerna@gmail.commedia

Submission: February 18, 2019;Published: February 22, 2019

DOI: 10.31031/SMOAJ.2019.02.000539

ISSN : 2578-0379
Volume2 Issue3


The role of surgical education in the prevention and management of surgical disorders remains an important topic for study. In the absence of sufficient resources, developing countries struggle to meet the growing demands for adequate surgical services. People living in remote and underdeveloped areas, lacking modern medical facilities, are at significant risk for increased morbidity and mortality. To ameliorate this dilemma requires the identification and implementation of educational programs and curricula that provide training and experience that can be provided in remote communities. Governments of countries with limited resources must identify, retain, and develop methods of surgical practice and education that will result in adequate care to surgical patients, particularly those living in remote communities who do not have access to current standards of care. The primary objective of this paper is to document and share educational and management activities that may have a constructive impact on lessening the global burden of diseases and conditions requiring surgery; also, in promoting a surgical care approach that is affordable and can be applied in various ways to obtain favorable results in countries with limited resources.

Keywords: Apprenticeship; Articulation; Coaching; Cognitive; Exploration, Modeling; Performance-based; Reflection; Scaffolding; Surgical training

Abbreviations: CA: Cognitive Apprenticeship; CLR: Countries with Limited Resources

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