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Regarding global pediatric surgery training opportunities

      The December 2017 issue of the Journal or Pediatric Surgery featured two important special communications regarding the appropriateness of global pediatric surgical electives during fellowship training. Emil et al. contextualize our subspecialty within the growing field of global surgery and articulate many of the concerns expressed by both the Association of Pediatric Surgery Training Program Directors (APSTPD) and the Pediatric Surgery Board (PSB) of the American Board of Surgery (ABS) [
      • Emil S.
      • O'Neill J.
      • Poenaru D.
      Let our fellows go: a plea for allowing global surgery electives during pediatric surgical training.
      ]. Their responses to these concerns are reasoned and evidence-based, and they elegantly express the moral argument in favor of exposing trainees to the complexities of providing health care in low- and middle-income environments.
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