Review finds high attrition rate among residents in general surgery programs
from Medical Xpress
Almost one in five residents in general surgery programs leave before finishing and the most common reasons given are uncontrollable lifestyle and deciding to switch specialties, a study published today has found. Despite the introduction of regulations on resident duty hour restrictions in the United States in 2003, resident attrition remains a significant issue, particularly in general surgery training programs. General surgery programs are among the most competitive in medicine and often attract high-calibre applicants.
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