The business of educating the next generation of surgeons

Ranjan Sudan, Lindsey A. Olivere, Michael S. Nussbaum, Gary L. Dunnington

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Surgical education community needs to be informed about how education is funded and how it is threatened. In order to explore these issues the Association of Surgical Education convened a panel with significant experience in managing surgery departments to discuss the business of surgical education. They specifically addressed methods to recognize and reward faculty, educate residents on safety, quality and cost, and increase departmental revenue. This information is important in the current educational environment where there is an increased need for institutions to find alternate revenue streams to sustain graduate medical education. It is also important to find additional revenue streams to fund new residency slots to accommodate the greater number medical students who have been admitted to medical schools in response to meet the projected shortage of physicians.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-208
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2019


  • Costs
  • Financing
  • Funding
  • Quality
  • Safety
  • Surgical education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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