Surgical interns in 2018: Objective assessment suggests they are better but still lack critical knowledge and skill.


Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. Electronic address: [Email]


The transition from fourth-year medical student to surgical intern is difficult. A lack of repetitions, experience, and knowledge is problematic. We report our experience using simulation-based technical and nontechnical skills to assess the competency of surgical interns in July and January of their intern year.

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