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Implementation of the BRESO Theoretical and practical knowledge curriculum for European Breast Surgeons: The time has come

Published:February 11, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejso.2020.01.036
      Every resident interested in breast cancer surgery specialist training should be given the opportunity to receive it. In the United States, the Society of Surgical Oncology offers a growing number of educational programs, accessible through a national match, after finishing residency in general surgery [
      • Teshome M.
      • Kuerer H.M.
      Training of breast surgical oncologists.
      ]. In Europe, however, due to heterogenous training systems across countries, a standardized training is lacking [
      • Montagna G.
      • Anderson D.
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      • et al.
      How to become a breast cancer specialist in 2018: the point of view of the second cohort of the Certificate of Competence in Breast Cancer (CCB2).
      ] and fellowship programs in breast surgical oncology are limited to specific countries such as the United Kingdom.

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      • Theoretical and practical knowledge curriculum for European Breast Surgeons
        European Journal of Surgical OncologyVol. 46Issue 4
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          The Breast Surgery theoretical and practical knowledge curriculum comprehensively describes the knowledge and skills expected of a fully trained breast surgeon practicing in the European Union and European Economic Area (EEA). It forms part of a range of factors that contribute to the delivery of high quality cancer care. It has been developed by a panel of experts from across Europe and has been validated by professional breast surgery societies in Europe. The curriculum maps closely to the syllabus of the Union of European Medical Specialists (UEMS) Breast Surgery Exam, the UK FRCS (breast specialist interest) curriculum and other professional standards across Europe and globally (USA Society of Surgical Oncology, SSO).
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