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Mil Med. 2020 Jan 7;185(Suppl 1):571-574. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usz192.

Scholarly Output by Army General Surgery Residents.

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1
Department of Surgery, Womack Army Medical Center, 2817 Reilly Rd, Fort Bragg, NC 28310.
2
Dignity Health Medical Group, 500 W Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013.
3
Department of Surgery, Evans Army Community Hospital, 1650 Cochrane Cir, Fort Carson, CO 80913.
4
Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, 530 S Jackson St, Louisville, KY 40202.
5
Department of Surgery, Martin Army Community Hospital, 6600 Van Aalst Blvd, Fort Benning, GA 21905.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

To characterize and compare the scholarly activity of applicants to Army First Year Graduate Medical Education (FYGME) general surgery positions over the course of a residency.

METHODS:

All applicants for the 2011-2012 Army FYGME positions in general surgery were included. Applications were used to obtain demographics and peer-reviewed publications. Publications were verified using PubMed and Google Scholar. Applicants were tracked for acceptance to a FYGME position, graduation from a general surgery program, and future publications. Comparisons were made between selectees and non-selectees.

RESULTS:

There were 46 applicants for 22 positions. Seven of the selectees (32%) had prior publications versus three non-selectees (12%; p < 0.109). Eighteen of the selectees went on to complete a general surgery residency by 2017. Of those who completed a general surgery residency, 16 (89%) have at least one publication with the mean number of publications of 4.0 versus 10 (43%), and of those not selected had at least one publication and the mean number of publications was 0.7 (p < 0.05).

CONCLUSIONS:

The majority of applications for general surgery residencies have no prior research publications. However, after 6 years, graduates of a general surgery residency have significantly published out those not selected for training.

PMID:
32074305
DOI:
10.1093/milmed/usz192

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