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General Surgery Curriculum

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An intern is expected to acquire following skills during his/her posting:

(A)Diagnose with reasonable accuracy all surgical illnesses including emergencies

1. Resuscitate a critically injured patient and a severe burns patient
2. Control surface bleeding and manage open wound

1. Monitor patients of head, spine, chest abdominal and pelvic injury
2. Institute first-line management of acute abdomen

1. Perform venesection
2. Perform tracheostomy and endotracheal intubation
3. Catheterise patients with acute retention or perform trocar cystostomy
4. Drain superficial abscesses
5. Suturing of wound
6. Perform circumcision
7. Biopsy of surface tumours
8. Perform vasectomy