Posts tagged ‘future’

Should residents pay for their training?

In The Netherlands there is currently a political discussion about the question whether residents should pay for their training. Reasons “pro” and “contra” are exchanged, and both make sense – to some extent. Meanwhile, the two professional associations for Dutch residents are joining forces to prevent this idea to become reality. I will discuss both the “pro” and “contra” side, but my conclusion is clear: contra!

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The Future of Neurosurgery: A Resident’s Perspective

Change is a reality in all aspects of life and all fields of medicine. Neurosurgery residents are being trained in responsibility and patient care, however, the system itself is changing almost continuously. Understanding these dynamics is crucial to endure a career in medicine. Challenges include the intersection of technology and health care, understanding and modulating the “business” of medicine, and getting control of the medical-legal system.

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