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News and briefs: One-third of surgical residents require remediation

Residency Program Insider, October 2, 2012

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Approximately 31% of surgical residents required remediation according to an 11-year retrospective analysis published in a recent issue of Archives of Surgery.

A deficiency in medical knowledge was the most common reason cited (74% of respondents) for a need for remediation, according to the study. Types of remediation included:

  • Monthly meetings with faculty (79%)
  • Reading assignments (72%)
  • Required conferences (27%)
  • Therapy (12%)

About 8% of the residents in the analysis needed remediation multiple times.

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