Trauma surgery training: The Dutch approach

H. P. A. M. Poos*

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    Surgery is evolving rapidly and surgeons continue to specialize. The care for trauma patients will always need a physician with a broad base of knowledge and skills. In the Netherlands this care is well organized with a trauma center system and is mainly performed by specialized general surgeons, called trauma surgeons. These surgeons are trained in a well-defined education program and perform treatment for thoracic, visceral, and musculoskeletal injuries. In the near future collaboration with the orthopedic surgeons will be intensified, because currently they are less involved in trauma care. This will potentially develop to a common trauma unit and education program.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)S52-S54
    Number of pages3
    JournalTrauma und berufskrankheit
    Issue numberSuppl. 1
    Publication statusPublished - Apr-2017


    • Trauma surgery
    • Education
    • Trauma unit
    • Trauma care
    • Netherlands

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