Fellowship training as a modifier of the surgical learning curve Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Clinical Competence
  • Fellowships and Scholarships
  • General Surgery
  • Prostatic Neoplasms

abstract

  • The learning curve for biochemical recurrence depends on surgical training, whereas the learning curve for surgical margins does not. This difference suggests that improvements in margin rates result from reflection on specific aspects of surgical procedure, whereas improvements in biochemical recurrence occur by some general process of improvement in surgical technique. Further research into the mechanisms of surgical learning is warranted.

publication date

  • January 2010

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC2929848

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/ACM.0b013e3181d73a45

PubMed ID

  • 20520043

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 863

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 85

number

  • 5