Training the Surgical Scientist: How Can that Be Accomplished?

Townsend, Courtney M.
February 2007
American Surgeon;Feb2007, Vol. 73 Issue 2, p171
Academic Journal
The author presents suggestions for training surgical scientists. Training requires surgeons who are scientists, intellectually inquisitive residents and a supportive environment. Training programs should provide basic science education and opportunity for individual experimentation. A mentor must be an accomplished scientist and dedicated to the development of trainees. Surgical scientists must be trained for surgical science to progress.


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