Trends in the general surgery workforce

Bhagwan Satiani, David A. Etzioni, Thomas E. Williams

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Abstract

While the US population continues to grow, the number of graduating general surgery (GS) residents has remained static. The changing nature of the workforce, preference for a controllable lifestyle, increasing workload due to an aging population, and declining work hours represent a challenge to maintaining an adequate GS workforce. Furthermore, only 20-25% of board-certified general surgeons are carrying out the full range of GS procedures. Flexible working hours, taking advantage of retirees and part-time surgeons, funding of additional residency positions through a public-private partnership, loan forgiveness, and easier visa access for international medical graduates choosing GS offer some potential solutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)180-186
Number of pages7
JournalSeminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2013

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  • Gastroenterology
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Trends in the general surgery workforce. / Satiani, Bhagwan; Etzioni, David A.; Williams, Thomas E.

In: Seminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery, Vol. 24, No. 4, 12.2013, p. 180-186.

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Satiani, B, Etzioni, DA & Williams, TE 2013, 'Trends in the general surgery workforce', Seminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 180-186. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.scrs.2013.08.003
Satiani, Bhagwan ; Etzioni, David A. ; Williams, Thomas E. / Trends in the general surgery workforce. In: Seminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery. 2013 ; Vol. 24, No. 4. pp. 180-186.
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