What is adequate training and competence in gastrointestinal endoscopy?

Med J Aust. 1999 Mar 15;170(6):274-6. doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.1999.tb127753.x.


The Conjoint Committee for Recognition of Training in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy has published principles for endoscopic training. Despite this, views and objectives conflict between the various parent bodies and the Committee on how endoscopists should be trained, what constitutes adequate training and how competence should be maintained. Perhaps it is time to examine these issues critically.

MeSH terms

  • Australia
  • Clinical Competence*
  • Education, Medical, Continuing*
  • Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal / standards*
  • Humans