While it is no secret that general surgery residency attrition poses a threat to the US surgical workforce, facts around the causes and prevalence have been ambiguous. The data summarized by Khoushhal and colleagues1 in “Prevalence and Causes of Attrition Among Surgical Residents: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis” provide insights that can inform retention strategies.
Freischlag JA, Silva MM. Preventing General Surgery Residency Attrition—It Is All About the Mentoring. JAMA Surg. Published online December 14, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.4096