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SSAT Soundbites: A Podcast Series for Surgeons

Welcome to SSAT Soundbites: A Podcast Series for Surgeons

Oct 13, 2021

The SSAT "Modern Surgical Training for Residents" webinar was hosted by the SSAT Resident & Fellow Education Committee and was presented live as a webinar on October 6, 2021. Watch the webinar and view a copy of all the presenters slides at

Surgical training has evolved significantly in the last two decades. Although current and future residents have the same goals as their predecessors, training has gone through significant changes over the last few years. From limited works hours to stricter hospital credentialing to advances in technology, residents face numerous challenges than their mentors did not, both during and after residency/fellowship. This episode presents some of the challenges that a modern surgical resident faces in an effort bridge the divide between trainees and the trainers. We hope this  will help tailor surgical education to fit current trends, institutional variations, and increasing obligations.