Impact of COVID-19 on surgical registrars’ education and training

Keywords: COVID-19, surgical registrars, education, training


The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has affected all aspects of medical practice in unprecedented ways. It has already produced significant changes within most hospitals, including, cancellation of elective procedures, decreased volume of acute care surgery, and cancellation of lectures and educational conferences to adhere to social distancing recommendations. This article focuses on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on surgical registrars, their education and training and proposes ideas on how to get through this major disruption.

Author Biography

S Al-Benna, Stellenbosch University

Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Academic Hospital, South Africa

How to Cite
Al-Benna, S. (2020). Impact of COVID-19 on surgical registrars’ education and training. South African Journal of Surgery, 58(02), 55-58. Retrieved from