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Invited Commentary
October 2013

Too Many Excuses for Not Teaching in the Operating Room and One Simple Solution: Faculty Feedback

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Surgery, University of Nebraska, College of Medicine, Omaha
JAMA Surg. 2013;148(10):923. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.2154

Surgical residents are performing fewer operations.1 Both surgical trainees2 and program directors3 are concerned about graduating residents’ readiness to enter practice and ability to perform procedures independently after completing residency. As a result, the importance of effective intraoperative teaching is coming into greater focus.

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