Lucas R Wiegand

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INTRODUCTION A deficit of surgeons currently exists in the health care workforce. We have designed a study that identifies predictors of students choosing a career in surgery. First, we conducted two feasibility studies, and on the basis of these data, designed a third study for addressing our specific aims. The design and one-year results for the new study(More)
BACKGROUND Bladder cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting men and women and thus has a profound impact on health care. The majority of patients (75%) with newly diagnosed urothelial tumors have non-muscle invasive disease confined to the bladder mucosa or the lamina propria. METHODS The authors review the literature as well as recently(More)
BACKGROUND : Urethral stricture description is not standardized. This makes surgical decision-making less reproducible and increases the difficulty of objectively analyzing urethroplasty literature. We developed a standardized system, the UREThRAL stricture score (USS), to quantify the characteristics of anterior urethral stricture disease based on(More)
INTRODUCTION Choosing surgery as a career is declining among U.S. medical students. The 8-wk third year surgery clerkship at our institution can be an intense learning experience, and we hypothesized that during this clerkship medical student quality-of-life would drop significantly from baseline, and that this drop would be greater among certain subgroups,(More)
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