Training in western countries is often seen as an expensive but necessary option for medical professionals from the developing world. While healthcare systems in these countries are gradually improving, they often lack access to the latest technologies and techniques which can make a significant impact on their patients.
The Philippine Center for Advanced Surgery (PCAS) of Cardinal Santos Medical Center (CSMC) in Manila aims to offer a viable alternative to expensive US programs, by giving local surgeons the opportunity to train in a Dry Lab with access to virtual surgical environments and a Skills Lab with workstations, complete with robotic devices, high resolution imaging devices and state of the art microscopes.
There is also a lecture theatre with space for 60 students, and a 142 seat auditorium to help local medical students.
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