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Today’s general surgery residents are increasingly perceived by the surgical community to be less confident and less competent on graduation than previous generations of residency graduates. General surgery residents substantiate this lack of confidence in survey: only 72% of residents believe their operative ability is “level appropriate,” and 26% report concern that they will not feel confident enough to perform procedures independently before residency completion.1
Snyder RA, Terhune KP, Williams DB. Are Today’s Surgical Residency Graduates Less Competent or Just More Cautious?. JAMA Surg. 2014;149(5):411-412. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.3784