Neurosurgery Certification in Member Societies of the WFNS: Africa and the Middle East

Publication year: 2011
Source: World Neurosurgery, Volume 76, Issues 1-2, July-August 2011, Pages 18-27
Jaime, Gasco , Sean M., Barber , Ian E., McCutcheon , Peter M., Black
Background: This study sought to compare objectively the complexity and diversity of the certification process in neurological surgery in member societies of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) in the African and Middle Eastern regions. Methods: This report centers on two geographic regions: Africa and the Middle East. We provide a subgroup analysis based on the responses provided to the 13-item survey sent in Part I of this study. The data received were analyzed, and three Regional Complexity Scores (RCS) were designed. To compare national board experience, eligibility requirements to access the certification process, and the obligatory nature of the examinations, a…

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