Attrition in general surgery residency: can global and rural surgery shift the paradigm?

Journal Article (Journal Article)

General surgery is one of the more popular career choices among medical students worldwide. An alarming one in five general surgery residents, however, abandon residency training-a rate that is much higher than most other medical and surgical specialities. We believe that additional measures are needed to decrease attrition and increase "grit" among house staff. Specifically, the diversification of the surgery training experience to include global and rural surgery may help mitigate burnout among surgical house staff.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Moris, D; Karachaliou, G-S; Pawlik, TM; Nwomeh, B

Published Date

  • April 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 224 /

Start / End Page

  • 166 - 168

PubMed ID

  • 29506835

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1095-8673

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-4804

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jss.2017.12.024


  • eng