Monday, January 28, 2013

Choices: University residency with extra years of research or not?

In a new post on "Ask Skeptical Scalpel," a student is conflicted about choosing a university general surgery program with two years of research or not. Click here to see what I think.


Jeffrey Parks MD FACS said...

The overemphasis on research in residency, on the idea of the "surgeon scientist", has in a way devalued the old fashioned concept of a "general surgeon". What you're just a general surgeon? people ask. You're not a Specialist? The transformation of general surgery from confident able-to-handle-anything-that-comes-in-through-the-ER is something to be mourned.....

Skeptical Scalpel said...

Well said. I could not agree with you more.

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