The Global Council on Training and Education Standards shall be responsible for establishing global standards for training in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery. It shall also be responsible for establishing global education objectives during training and with respect to maintenance of competence for the practicing pediatric and congenital heart surgeon. The Global Council on Training and Education Standards will work to collaborate to coordinate its standards and objectives with existing continental organizations working to establish similar standards. This ultimate goal is to establish global portability for the precious commodity that is the highly skilled pediatric and congenital heart surgeon. This portability will facilitate the provision of services is areas of dire need of pediatric and congenital heart surgeons.
Tom R. Karl St.
Petersburg, Florida, USA