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Int Surg. 2003 Jan-Mar;88(1):55-8.

Post-graduate training in plastic surgery at the department of Professor Ivo Pitanguy: a report.

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Department of Plastic Surgery of Professor Ivo Pitanguy, 38th Infirmary of Santa Casa da Misericordia General Hospital, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


In 1960, Professor Ivo Pitanguy established a Residency Training Program in Plastic Surgery in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Since then, more than 500 surgeons from Brazil and around the world have been trained there. This article outlines the organization and functioning of this program and reports an analysis by the author, a former resident and scholar of the International College of Surgeons.

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