The Course on Basic Education of Surgical Specialists – Phase 1 begins
The Kosova College of Surgeons, in cooperation with the Committee of Residents, today started the course on Basic Education of Surgery Residents – Phase 1, which is designed according to the model of the American College of Surgeons, (ACS/APDS Surgery Resident Skills Curriculum), and it is part of a three-phase curriculum.
Support for the start of this course was provided by Dr. Sadik Llullaku, Executive Director of the Kosova College of Surgeons, who presented the work of this institution, and the continuous contribution that the President of the KCS, Prof. Dr. Rifat Latifi.
Also present at this important event was U.D. Director of KHUCS, Dr. Pranvera Zejnullahu Rraçi, thanked the Kosova College of Surgeons, especially Prof. Dr. Rifat Latifi, for the work and contribution they are making, not only for the residents but also for the health system in general.
Meanwhile, Prof. Dr. Vlora Ibishi, Chairperson of the Organizational Council and Supervisor of the Course, and Dr. Edmond Haliti, Chairman of the Board for Specialistic Education in the Ministry of Health, expressed their readiness to cooperate, so that the residents gain the appropriate knowledge and experience in the development of science.
Phase 1 is dedicated to Asepsis and identification of the Instrument, with Prof. Ass. Dr. Astrit Hamza, MD, Ph.D. as a lecturer.
With this, one of the main goals of the existence of the College of Surgeons is being fulfilled in relation to the education of young doctors according to western professional standards.
Phase 1 – Basic Education, is designed to teach the residents 16 essential surgical skills in the early stages of their training, ranging from the principles of asepsis and ligation to basic laparoscopic skills and anastomoses.
This curriculum has recently been redesigned for educators and trainees to be more interactive, relevant, and comprehensive by implementing each relevant simulation.
Each of the 16 modules will be led by a specialist (who will serve as a mentor) and a resident.
This course, in which more than 70 residents participated, was held in the Telemedicine Amphitheater, and the same will continue to be held every two weeks until the end of June 2023.