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Revista Médica del Uruguay

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GONZALEZ GONZALEZ, Daniel et al. Assessment of the surgical training of general surgery residents after the implementation of the fourth year in the curriculum. Surgical Clinic 3. Maciel Hospital. 2011-2015. Rev. Méd. Urug. [online]. 2019, vol.35, n.4, pp.138-146.  Epub Dec 01, 2019. ISSN 0303-3295.

The general surgeons training program is under the responsibility of the Surgical Clinics of the School of Medicine. The 3-year training program evidenced deficiencies in terms of the volume and complexity of the surgeries carried out by the different residents.


to present the surgical outcome of the General Surgery residents after the implementation of the fourth year in the curriculum of graduate studies of the Surgical Clinic 3 at Maciel Hospital and to compare it to that of the residents trained in the previous 3-year studies plan.


observational, descriptive and retrospective study of the surgical outcome of residents of the Surgical Clinic 3 who studied in the 2011-2015 period.

Below follow the variables considered: total number of surgeries carried out by all residents, average number of surgeries per year and per resident, maximum and minimum number of surgeries by a resident, total percentage of coordination and urgent surgeries and average number of surgeries by resident according to the classification into high complexity, complex, regular and minor. Data were taken from the ASSE surgery description system - Maciel Hospital.


increasing one year the duration of the general surgery residence resulted in a higher number and complexity of surgeries carried out by the residents of Surgical Clinic 3 at Maciel Hospital, as well as an increase in the coordination surgeries when compared to urgency and emergency surgeries.

Keywords : Education, medical; Learning; General surgery; Surgical procedures, operative; Internship and residency.

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