The issue of a seamless transition between undergraduate medical education and graduate medical education has been a topic of interest for medical educators across the country. A live video-conference–based surgical boot camp experience rapidly expands the possibilities of how we can approach that phase of medical training. Attempts have been endeavored to improve the quality of education in the final year of medical school, and in some cases, attempts have been made to eliminate it altogether.1 A training experience that begins immediately after the residency match and is specific to the health care system that the medical student is destined to join has a range of benefits over current models for boot camp, including those developed by undergraduate medical educators and/or a compact, high-volume model, as is offered in many surgical residency programs.
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Farr DE, Zeh HJ, Abdelfattah KR. Virtual Boot Camps—An Emerging Solution to the Undergraduate Medical Education–Graduate Medical Education Transition. JAMA Surg. Published online January 06, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.6162
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