Time for Re-visiting Surgical Training Program

Jamshed Akhtar

  • Jamshed Akhtar Department of Paediatric Surgery National Institute of Child Health Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU) Karachi


COVID-19 pandemic resulted in number of life style changes including social interaction. Standard operating protocols are also developed for interaction among healthcare providers, patient population and their families. This affected the delivery of healthcare related services. Multiple directives by health authorities during COVID-19 waves seriously jeopardized the surgical teaching and training of residents. The usual conventional mode of teaching is shifted to virtual platform. Journal club, clinic-pathological meetings and other face-to-face teaching activities are conducted on-line.1 However, surgical hands-on training cannot be done virtually though simulations can be a way out. This change has not produced same level of satisfaction as that of conventional method…………………