A TEMPLATE FOR SURGICAL
RESIDENCY TRAINING PROGRAM (SURGICAL
POSTGRADUATE TRAINING) IN DEVELOPING
AJAO, Oluwole Gbolagunte. M.D and
Adekola. M. D.
Department of Surgery, University
College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.
State University of New York, Upstate
Medical Center, Syracuse, New York, USA.
Many doctors who trained in
developing countries always
travelled to developed countries for
specialization, many of them do not
return to their countries of origin
but stay put in the host countries,
and get absorbed into the health
delivery system of the host
countries. To stop this exodus of
much needed man-power in the
developing countries, many of these
developing countries devised their
own postgraduate programs so that
there will be no need for doctors
that aspire to specialize to leave
the country any more. This review
article is to assess the quality of
the various postgraduate programs in
the Third World countries.
training: Developing Countries:
Nigeria: Ghana: West African College
of Surgeons: National postgraduate
medical college, United States of