A graduating surgical resident is an expert clinician and scientist. The Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) endorses the surgeon-scientist in its requirement for scholarly activity, emphasizing a “scholarly approach to patient care…grounded in the principles of evidence based medicine...[and expanding] the knowledge base through dissemination.”1,p35 This dissemination occurs through publication in peer-reviewed forums, and bibliometric profiling with citation metrics, such as the Hirsch index (h-index), measures an individual’s research output.2 Academic rank is correlated with h-index,3,4 and gender disparities exist in publication productivity among surgery faculty.5,6 This study aimed to characterize the publication productivity of graduating general surgery residents and to assess factors associated with a chief resident’s academic research output.
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Holtestaul T, Jones I, Colburn Z, et al. Publication Productivity and Bibliometric Profiling of Graduating General Surgery Chief Residents. JAMA Surg. Published online June 09, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2021.2073
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