Brown and colleagues determine whether child rearing increases the risk of attrition from general surgery residency.
Gifford et al determine how often categorical general surgery residents seriously consider leaving residency. At 13 residency programs, they administered an anonymous survey of 371 residents and 10-year attrition rates. Responses from those who seriously considered leaving were compared with those who did not. See the Invited Commentary by Deveney.
Durazzo and colleagues investigated the amputation disparity between white and nonwhite patients with critical lower extremity ischemia using a larger data set than previous studies, with a focus on the role of confounding factors such as access and hospital resources. Karl Ilig, MD, provides an invited commentary.