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Commentary
September 1, 2003

Medical Education Crisis: Not Just an Issue of Work Hours

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Copyright 2003 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2003

Arch Surg. 2003;138(9):1027-1028. doi:10.1001/archsurg.138.9.1027

SURGICAL TRAINING programs are in the doldrums. Like it or not, "see one, do one, teach one" is no longer acceptable as a tenet of medical learning. We are not alone in this medical education conundrum. As surgeons, however, we do seem to be seeking our salvation in a unique process. Our process looks more like a labor dispute than a serious evaluation of our educational model.1

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