About this Research Topic
Surgery has become increasingly more complex with the introduction of new technologies, such as e.g. video-endoscopic techniques and robotic surgery. The ever more stringent requirements in surgery are driving the demand for more subspecialities. This, on the one hand, has implications for education and training in surgery, accentuating the need for novel education and training concepts. On the other hand, the number of highly specialized centers continues to grow to meet the demands of increasingly more complex surgery. These centers aim to provide competent treatment to greater numbers of patients suffering from particular conditions. This raises the question of what criteria are to be applied for accreditation of such a center and who certifies the foundation of such a center. All authors with experience of the above issues are requested to submit manuscripts on this research topic to Frontiers in Surgery.
Keywords: Education, Training, Centers, Learning curve, Accreditation of Centers
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