Journal Article
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Identification of warning signs during selection of surgical trainees.

Hagelsteen K, Johansson B-M, Bergenfelz A, et al. Journal of surgical education. 2019;76:684-693.

This educational study used a survey followed by semi-structured individual interviews with experienced surgeons to examine behaviors early in training that constitute a risk for future unprofessional behavior, a known safety concern. Researchers found that respondents consistently believed that such warning signs could be identified early in training. The authors constructed an interview guide for surgical residency admission to surface behavioral concerns.