The Division of Endocrine Surgery has determined the curriculum for endocrine surgery and recently also for neck endocrine surgery. The DES has arranged certification examinations in endocrine surgery (thyroid, parathyroids, adrenals and GEP-NEN) since 2003 and since 2008 for neck endocrine surgery (thyroid and parathyroids) only.
This curriculum is aimed to form the basis for accreditation to a high level of competence in Endocrine Surgery.
Candidates for accreditation in endocrine surgery and in neck endocrine surgery must have in addition to a proper knowledge and experience of the principles and practice of general surgery:
A) a firm grounding in the basic and clinical science aspects of the organs and diseases with they should be familiar (Appendix A)
B) a training in an endocrine surgical unit for a minimum of 2 years (Appendix B)
C) an appreciation of relevant current research and clinical developments gleaned from attendance of at least 4 specialist meetings or postgraduate courses
D) a defined minimum of operative experience in endocrine surgery
Please download the following for details on the required knowledge and experiences for accreditation in endocrine surgery and neck endocrine surgery: