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

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Elliott Sharp ,

Brighton & Sussex Medical School, GB
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Medical Student at Brighton & Sussex Medical School
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Keegan Curlewis

Brighton & Sussex Medical School, GB
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Medical Student at Brighton & Sussex Medical School
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Abstract

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.

How to Cite: Sharp E, Curlewis K. General surgery: Is it time for a name change in an era of unprecedented sub specialisation?. The British Student Doctor Journal. 2019;3(1):32–5. DOI: http://doi.org/10.18573/bsdj.56
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Published on 31 Jan 2019.
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