The modern surgeon requires skills beyond clinical acumen and technical ability to conquer challenges created by an increasingly demanding and complex medical landscape.1 Nonclinical skills, such as leadership, communication, and teaching, are vital to provide the best clinical care and advance the field of surgery. Surgical residents are in a unique position to develop nonclinical skills early in their careers, creating a foundation for growth.1 In addition, surgical residents have specific needs as they prepare for the next stages of their careers.
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Kuo LE, Lee GS, Morris JB. Addressing Gaps in Modern Surgical Training—The Professional Development Course for Residents. JAMA Surg. 2019;154(2):170–171. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.4869
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