July 2012 Rotterdam - Edith Terna-Yawe (Maiduguri, Nigeria)

“The  fellowship I would say is a continuation of my Residency training program. It was an eye opener! Some of the procedures I observed, such as Craniofacial remodelling for Craniosynostosis, were seen by me (except from the text books) for the first time. In three short months, I was able to participate in more than a hundred and seventy cases and actually scrubbed in as first or second assistant in over forty cases! I also had more than 30 hours of microsurgery practice in the animal skills lab. Coming from Africa, I have seen the amazing difference in technology, availability of the right instruments and equipment plays to overall speed and even outcome of surgery, although of course knowledge and skills are of utmost importance!”

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