[Undergraduate training in orthopaedic and trauma surgery: analysis of contextual and structural implementation models for undergraduate training in the newly combined specialty]

Z Orthop Unfall. 2010 Sep;148(5):542-7.
[Article in German]


Aim: The fusion of orthopaedic and trauma surgery into a combined specialty requires a new evaluation of postgraduate and undergraduate training. This study presents a structured analysis of the implementation possibilities for undergraduate training.

Method: After defining 3 implementation alternatives for both clinical training and last year electives, SWOT analyses were performed. RESULTS. The SWOT analysis demonstrates for each of these 6 implementation models the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

Conclusion: In order to strengthen undergraduate training in the “new” specialty all medical faculties should discuss and define their implementation concepts.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Curriculum*
  • Education, Medical, Undergraduate / organization & administration*
  • Educational Measurement*
  • Germany
  • Models, Organizational*
  • Orthopedics / education*
  • Traumatology / education*