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Are Today's Surgeons Unprepared?

Posted by Bob Armstrong on December 20, 2013 8:55 AM EST
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"Calculating the number of hours “lost” by cutting back on in-hospital time, surgical leaders estimated that young surgeons-to-be were now missing out on as much as a year’s worth of experience."

Yikes. We think we're fixing errors by limiting the number of hours a resident or doc can work. Actually, we're limiting the amount of experiential learning these folks can receive. If we can't go backwards on this, we have to change the way we're learning. I see a gigantic opportunity for healthcare simulation/simulators to help fill this apparent gap.

Read the whole article here: http://buff.ly/1cMf9LS

Related: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/18/doing-the-math-on-resident-work-hours/

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