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Correspondence
April 2008

International Surgery: Closing the “New Generation” Gap

Arch Surg. 2008;143(4):425. doi:10.1001/archsurg.143.4.425-a

"Delayed maturation . . . uncommitted . . . come and go . . . better quality of life . . . can we adapt?"1 Many “new generation” surgeons admit to the same frustrations as our mentors do. For those of us who endured the sudden restriction in work hours and responsibilities midway through our residencies, such labels were not in our vocabularies. Subsequently, many of us struggled with how best to serve our patients with a decreased workforce, increased workloads, and less time and fewer resources with which to get it all done.

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