• Vol. 43 No. 3, 187–191
  • 15 March 2014

Does Experience Meet Expectations Among General Surgical Trainees in Australia and New Zealand?


One of the key aspects to become a skilful surgeon is to acquire the technical competence in performing the various operations safely. Several changes in the general surgical (GS) training curriculum in the United States have highlighted concerns regarding the experience of final year GS residents. This study was undertaken to determine if the experiences of the GS trainees under the supervision of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) coincides with their expectations and those of their training supervisors.

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