Education Series| Volume 167, ISSUE 6, P895-898, June 2020

Transitions in surgical education

Published:November 13, 2019DOI:


      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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