Choosing general surgery: insights into career choices of current medical students.

  title={Choosing general surgery: insights into career choices of current medical students.},
  author={Dmitri V. Gelfand and Yale D. Podnos and Samuel Eric Wilson and Jonathon Cooke and Russell A. Williams},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  volume={137 8},
          941-5; discussion 945-7
HYPOTHESIS The number of unfilled general surgery programs in the United States increased from 4 in 1999 to 41 in 2001. This study seeks to determine if changes in student attitudes occurring during their medical school careers and during the third-year general surgery clerkship contribute to a decline in interest in a surgical career. DESIGN Prospective survey of medical students at a public medical school in California. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS Each medical student received a survey via… CONTINUE READING
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