Wits opens new surgical skills lab

Date: Oct 13, 2021

Wits opens new surgical skills lab

A R22-million Wits Surgical Skills Lab to train super specialists opens today. The new lab aims to address the critical shortage of expert medical specialists in the country, including surgeons. This as South Africa has been losing a number of surgical experts to the competitive overseas market due to the lack of sufficient highly specialised facilities, infrastructure, and advanced academic training programmes. The new advanced Surgical Skills Lab will thus help to enhance the training of surgeons, across disciplines in a state-of-the-art lab. On #SAfmBTH with Aldrin Sampear spoke to Professor Damon Bizos, Head of Wits Surgical Gastroenterology, and the Clinical Head of Surgery at the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre

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