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November 18, 2009

How long does it take to train a surgeon?

Jackson GP, Tarpley JL. How long does it take to train a surgeon? BMJ (Clinical research ed.). 2009;339:b4260. doi:10.1136/bmj.b4260.

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Jackson GP, Tarpley JL. BMJ (Clinical research ed.). 2009;339:b4260.

This commentary addresses the evidence on the effectiveness of limiting work hours and assesses the impact of the limitations on residents' development of surgical expertise and competency.