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  1. Trends in staffing and academic department of surgery in a tropical hospital : past, present, any future ?

    Article - En anglais


    To evaluate the effect of staff mobility on student teaching, the training of young surgeons, and the volume of research in an academic department of surgery of a tropical teaching hospital.

    Design-Retrospective study of academic staffing in the department of surgery of the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital between 1975 and 1993.

    Setting-Zaria, Nigeria

    Subjects-42 academic staff, 1190 medical students, and 110 registrars (trainee surgeons).

    Main outcome measures-Number of academic staff in post, medical students, and registrars ; number of research papers in latter years of the study.


    In 19 years, 42 academic staff worked for varying periods (1-15 years) in the university department of surgery in Zaria.

    These included six professors, 12 senior lecturers, and 24 lecturers.

    Although staff numbers diminished, numbers of students and registrars increased year by year.

    Average number of publications dropped from a peak of 14.4 to 7.4 a year.

    Conclusion-Staffing of the department has fallen steadily over the years and has adversely affected the department's primary responsibility of teaching students and training young surgeons.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Service hospitalier, Chirurgie, Zone tropicale, Enseignement professionnel, Etudiant, Chirurgien, Recherche, Homme, Nigéria, Afrique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospital ward, Surgery, Tropical zone, Occupational education, Student, Surgeon, Research, Human, Nigeria, Africa

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0289052

    Code Inist : 002B30A04D. Création : 199608.