UBC Graduate Research

Spine surgery core curriculum : a review of competencies in subspecialty Fellowship Training Paquette, Scott


Objective: To evaluate fellowship trainee and supervisor perceptions on the relative importance of core cognitive and procedural competencies in spine subspecialty fellowship training. Summary of Background Data: At present, there is no formalized curriculum for spine fellowship training in North America. There have been many recent advances in surgical residency education and similar interest exists in fellowship education. Specifically, there has been a trend towards the standardization and formalization of spine surgery subspecialty training. The purpose of this study was to identify core cognitive and technical competencies required for successful spine fellowship training in order to facilitate the future development of a standardized curriculum for spine surgery.

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