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={S. Mattar and A. Alseidi and D. Jones and D. Jeyarajah and L. Swanstrom and R. Aye and S. Wexner and J. M. Martinez and S. Ross and M. Awad and M. Franklin and M. Arregui and B. Schirmer and R. Minter},
  journal={Annals of Surgery},
  • S. Mattar, A. Alseidi, +11 authors R. Minter
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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