Residency

Fewer surgical opportunities for junior residents

Residency Program Insider, September 16, 2016

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Junior surgery residents are getting less exposure to common surgeries, according to a study published in the Journal of Surgical Education. Researchers examined more than 185,000 surgical cases from 2005 to 2012 and found that junior residents’ participation in several minimally invasive surgical procedures decreased an average of 5.3% each year. Junior residents saw even few opportunities for open surgeries during that period, such as appendectomies (9.4%) and inguinal herniorrhaphies (10%).

Source: Becker’s Hospital Review
 



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