Postgraduate Neurosurgical Education in the Current COVID‑19 Climate: An Auspicious Time for a Paradigm Shift in Africa

  • Henry Olayere Obanife
  • Patrick Sunday Nkwerem
Keywords: Africa, education, neurosurgery

Abstract

Neurosurgical education is undergoing serious challenges in the present climate of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in Africa and other developing countries where the Halstedian style of medical education and training remains persistent due to a lack of infrastructural innovations and resources. Therefore, to ensure the continuity of training and services with guaranteed safety of the neurosurgical staff and patients, there is a need for a pedagogical change of the training and educational model with the incorporation of neurosurgical simulation laboratory training and online/virtual neurosurgical education.

Keywords: Africa, education, neurosurgery

Published
2021-05-03
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 2667-0526
print ISSN: 1115-2613