A Young Surgeon's Perspective on Alternate Surgical Training Pathways

Sutherland, Michael J.
February 2007
American Surgeon;Feb2007, Vol. 73 Issue 2, p114
Academic Journal
The author focuses on the changes in the surgical training pathways of the American Board of Surgery (ABS). The American Board of Thoracic Surgery (ABTS) announced that a certificate of primary board certification in general surgery would not be required for its examination. A survey by the Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons revealed that a shorter training program would not change the decision of medical students to pursue surgical training programs.


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