Challenges and opportunities for recruiting a new generation of neurosurgeons.


Journal Article

Several factors have converged to raise concern among program directors about attracting and training the next generation of neurosurgeons. These include the relatively new duty-hour regulations, the projected physician shortage, and the preference of many current medical students for controllable lifestyles. Attracting top talent into training programs may require innovations geared to Generation X such as policies supporting work-life balance, flexible work options, lots of feedback, mentoring programs, talented leadership, and standardized communication strategies during patient handoffs. Larger programmatic changes may also be needed such as "competency-based" training and additional years of training for mastery of highly specialized procedures.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Brown, AJ; Friedman, AH

Published Date

  • December 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 61 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1314 - 1319

PubMed ID

  • 18162912

Pubmed Central ID

  • 18162912

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1524-4040

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1227/01.neu.0000306111.62797.08


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States