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Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Director of the ACS Division of Education, delivered the Ira A. Ferguson, MD, Lecture at Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, in April. The presentation focused on issues involving the preparation of surgery residents for independent practice, new directions in residency education and training in surgery, and national programs to address transitions in surgical careers.
The authors of this article had the opportunity to discuss early specialization options and the ACS Transition to Practice in General Surgery program with residency directors and national leaders in surgical education. Excerpts from these interviews convey some prevailing thoughts on current experiences with early specialization, the challenges encountered, and the future of early specialization and general surgery training paradigms.