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Invited Commentary
March 2017

Preventing General Surgery Residency Attrition—It Is All About the Mentoring

Author Affiliations
  • 1Office of the Vice Chancellor and Dean, University of California Davis, Sacramento
JAMA Surg. 2017;152(3):272-273. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.4096

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.