General Surgery Residency Inadequately Prepares Trainees for Fellowship: Results of a Survey of Fellowship Program Directors

  title={General Surgery Residency Inadequately Prepares Trainees for Fellowship: Results of a Survey of Fellowship Program Directors},
  author={Samer G. Mattar and Adnan A. Alseidi and Daniel B. Jones and Dhiresh Rohan Jeyarajah and Lee Swanstrom and Ralph W. Aye and Steven D. Wexner and Jose M. Martinez and Sharona Ross and Michael M. Awad and Morris E. Jr. Franklin and Maurice E. Arregui and Bruce David Schirmer and Rebecca M. Minter},
  journal={Annals of Surgery},
Objective:To assess readiness of general surgery graduate trainees entering accredited surgical subspecialty fellowships in North America. Methods:A multidomain, global assessment survey designed by the Fellowship Council research committee was electronically sent to all subspecialty program directors. Respondents spanned minimally invasive surgery, bariatric, colorectal, hepatobiliary, and thoracic specialties. There were 46 quantitative questions distributed across 5 domains and 1 or more… 
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