The training course includes full time apprenticeships in recognised services and teaching centres. It lasts for at least six years, full-time, one year of which will be carried out abroad in a service recognised by the Faculty and by the Ministry of Public Health. The foundation course, covering two years, follows the General Surgery programme.
The apprenticeship project established by the university promoter must be approved by the ministerial validation committee for the speciality. These periods of practical training include being on call.