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General surgery: Is it time for a name change in an era of unprecedented sub specialisation?



In an era of increasing medical sub-specialisation, is the title of ‘general surgery’ still fit for purpose? The practicalities of a name change are considered alongside the potential benefits. We argue that traditional dogma should not mean ambiguous or inaccurate specialty titles are kept.


General SurgeryPatient UnderstandingMedical SpecialitiesCareers
  • Year: 2019
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 1
  • Page/Article: 32-35
  • DOI: 10.18573/bsdj.56
  • Published on 31 Jan 2019
  • Peer Reviewed