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Transitions in surgical education

Published:November 13, 2019DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.surg.2019.08.024

      Abstract

      There are multiple transitions in surgical education. Among the most significant are those from medical student to intern, from junior resident to senior resident, and from senior resident/fellow to independent practice. While there are new expectations and responsibilities associated with each of these roles, a surgeon’s development should be thought of as more of a continuum with distinct points of greatest change and challenge. There are common themes at these various transitions that may be highlighted for both trainees and educators.
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