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Dr. Hoyt introduces the theme of this year’s RAS-ACS issue—resident autonomy as a stepping stone to independent surgical practice—and describes solutions that were discussed at the third Annual ACS Summit on Surgical Training.
In this introduction to the annual RAS-ACS issue, the author describes the challenges associated with balancing resident autonomy with patient safety.
Describes the surgeon’s role in advocacy-related efforts to enhance autonomy and summarizes regulations affecting medical training, including work-hour and billing restrictions.
Examines how surgeons can counsel patients on trainee participation in their care and discusses the “graded responsibility” model for surgical training.
Identifies tools for promoting self-efficacy among residents, such as curriculum development and mentorship programs, and outlines characteristics associated with grit.
Discusses recent studies examining gaps in perceptions of autonomy and describes the importance of aligning these views to improve resident operative independence.
Describes the role of entrustable professional activities to bridge the chasm between theory and clinical practice and summarizes the value of simulation training to improve both technical performance and enhance team building.
Training competent, confident, and autonomous surgeons is the goal of surgical residency and fellowships programs. However, the readiness of new graduates to transition to independent practice continues to be a topic of debate.1 The Halsted model—wherein trainees receive increasing responsibility with each advancing year—was first introduced by William S. Halsted, MD, FACS, in 1904. This […]