“This above all: to thine own self be true…” the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on surgical residency training and education


  • Andrew Grayson Dockter
  • George C. Angelos




Resident education, Simulation, Resident duty hour policies


COVID-19 has drastically affected the current surgical training paradigm. Fellows anticipate a 10-25% decrease in procedural volumes for this year because of the pandemic. With a reduction in elective cases, surgical programs have transitioned to resident coverage cutbacks and/or reassigning trainees to non-surgical wards to assist with pandemic relief.


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Letter to the Editor