Educational workshops with graduates of the University of Cape Town Karl Storz Head and Neck Surgery Fellowship Program: a model for collaboration in outreach to developing countries

J. J. Fagan, J. Aswani, J. Otiti, V. Mushamba, E. Liyombo, G. Woodson, D. Weed, C. Zender, K. Mannion, J. L. Netterville, R. Wagner, Mark Zafereo

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Abstract

The University of Cape Town Karl Storz Head and Neck Surgery Fellowship is the only head and neck surgery fellowship in Sub-Saharan Africa. This article briefly describes this fellowship and outlines the experience and ongoing collaborative efforts of members of the American Academy of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery with graduates of this program who are now building head and neck surgery programs in East Africa. This educational collaboration avoids many common pitfalls associated with short-term humanitarian outreach and represents a successful model for international collaborative educational efforts with head and neck surgeons in developing countries in Africa.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1652
JournalSpringerPlus
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016

Keywords

  • Africa
  • Developing countries
  • Fellowship
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Humanitarian
  • Kenya
  • Outreach
  • Rwanda
  • Subspecialty
  • Surgery
  • Tanzania
  • Training
  • Uganda

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General

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    Fagan, J. J., Aswani, J., Otiti, J., Mushamba, V., Liyombo, E., Woodson, G., Weed, D., Zender, C., Mannion, K., Netterville, J. L., Wagner, R., & Zafereo, M. (2016). Educational workshops with graduates of the University of Cape Town Karl Storz Head and Neck Surgery Fellowship Program: a model for collaboration in outreach to developing countries. SpringerPlus, 5(1), [1652]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40064-016-3290-2