Changes in Thoracic Surgery Training

Kron, Irving L.
February 2007
American Surgeon;Feb2007, Vol. 73 Issue 2, p155
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the changes in thoracic surgery training. It was limited to surgery for tuberculosis and surgical resection for lung cancer in the 1940s and 1950s. The establishment of the 4-3 program by the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and Residency Review Committees is said to be the most important change. The number of individuals interested in a career in cardiothoracic surgery has decreased due to the reduction of job opportunities for cardiothoracic surgeons.


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