This Viewpoint reports on the ethical considerations in the development of the Flexibility in Duty Hour Requirements for Surgical Trainees Trial.
This article discusses the design and rationale for the Flexibility in Duty Hour Requirements for Surgical Trainees (FIRST) randomized trial, which will evaluate whether changing surgical resident duty hour policies to permit greater flexibility in work hours will affect patient postoperative outcomes, resident education, and resident well-being.
This Viewpoint addresses the current changes in surgical care and training and details future directions for residency training in general surgery.
This Viewpoint discusses specialty fellowships within general surgery and emphasizes the importance of striking a balance between specialty fellowships and residential training.
This Viewpoint discusses the growing number of hepatopancreatobilary surgery fellowships and emphasizes the need for standardization of training requirements.
This Viewpoint proposes a strategy to reduce general surgery resident attrition, focusing on the creation of formal mentorship programs.
This Viewpoint discusses training of general surgery subspecialists through postresidency fellowships.
This study finds that patients operated on by surgeons trained in residency programs that were ranked in the top tertile were significantly less likely to experience adverse events than were those operated on by surgeons trained in programs that were in the bottom tertile.
This cross-sectional study examines whether favorable evaluations of residents in postgraduate years 1 through 5 correlate with performance on the American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination.
This survey study reports on surgery residents’ study habits and reading practices, as well as factors associated with performance on the American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination.
This Viewpoint discusses the Institute of Medicine’s report on graduate medical education funding released in 2014.
This study reports that participants found interprofessional simulations to be realistic and a valuable educational tool in learning nontechnical skills for emergency situations. Farmer provides a related invited commentary.
This study addresses the need for accredited local surgical specialization programs and providing health care professionals with essential equipment and resources for anesthesia.
This retrospective review shows that minimally invasive surgery has an increasingly prominent role in contemporary surgical therapy for many common diseases, although the open approach still predominates in all but 5 procedures.