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Implementing Scientific Tools into the Selection Process: It’s About Respecting Our Newest Colleagues
(Posted August 2018)
Aimee K. Gardner, PhD, and Brian J. Dunkin, MD, FACS

This article is intended for those interested in learning more about how advances in selection science can benefit training programs and applicants. This may be of particular interest to residency and fellowship program directors. The objectives are to:

  • Describe the various ways in which our current selection system is costing both applicants and programs
  • Provide resources and examples of how advances in selection science can benefit training programs and applicants
  • Discuss ideas for next steps in advancing selection efforts in surgery

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