J Surg Res. 2020 Feb;246:499-505.

Surgical Coaching for Advancement of Global Surgical Skills and Capacity: A Systematic Review

El-Gabri, Deena; McDow, Alexandria D.; Pavuluri Quamme, Sudha; Hooper-Lane, Christopher; Greenberg, Caprice C.; & Long, Kristin L.

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This meta-analysis aimed to understand if surgical coaching can be applied feasibly for continuing education and advancement of surgical skills in low-resource settings. From the 23 studies included, the authors conclude that surgical coaching has the potential to improve surgical education and quality in low- or middle-income countries as well as surgical capacity via increased specialist workforce density.