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A Pro-Con Debate on the Impact of Dedicated Research Years During General Surgery Residency

(Posted October 2022)

Up to 36% of residents interrupt their clinical training to pursue full-time research. The benefits of this include facilitating residencies meeting the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requirement for scholarly activity, enhanced selection into fellowship, pursuit of graduate degrees and decreased burn out. While beneficial, disruption in the flow of education also results in the decline of operative skills, clinical judgment, and leadership abilities. It is also expensive and may increase stress later in residency. After reading this article, the reader will be able to:

  • Articulate the arguments in favor of allowing residents to interrupt their clinical training to pursue scholarly activities.
  • Discuss the negative impacts of residents interrupting their clinical training.

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