Enhancing neurosurgical education in low- and middle-income countries: Current methods and new advances

Kevin E. Liang, Ilia Bernstein, Yoko Kato, Takeshi Kawase, Mojgan Hodaie

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Abstract

Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) face a critical shortage of basic surgical services. Adequate neurosurgical services can have a far-reaching positive impact on society’s health care and, consequently, the economic development in LMICs. Yet surgery, and specifically neurosurgery has been a long neglected sector of global health. This article reviews the current efforts to enhance neurosurgery education in LMICs and outlines ongoing approaches for improvement. In addition, we introduce the concept of a sustainable and cost-effective model to enhance neurosurgical resources in LMICs and describe the process and methods of online curriculum development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)709-715
Number of pages7
JournalNeurologia medico-chirurgica
Volume56
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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