Specialist training in private hospitals?
Dr. Pagavalan has posted about training specialists in private hospitals, following the recent news report that KPJ has proposed to implement post-graduate clinical specialist programmes.
I agree with Dr. Pagavalan that there are pros and cons to this. There is indeed a vast pool of untapped very experienced senior specialists in the private sector. This pool could be utilised in the training of specialists, especially in areas where the local Universities are short in man power. I am of the opinion that the best way to do this is to allow rotation of trainees out to specific hospitals under the guidance of specific senior specialists. I do not think the current situation in private hospitals allows a private entity to run its own independent post-graduate clinical programme.
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