The Alternative Surgical Curriculum

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Surgical training has focused on the development of technical competency. Interpersonal and cognitive skills are essential to working as an interdisciplinary team, which translates into safety for the patient and well-being for the surgeon and colleagues. This article offers an "alternative" surgical curriculum topic list to augment the technical skill sets traditionally taught to trainees.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-301
Number of pages11
JournalThoracic surgery clinics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1 2019


  • Burnout
  • Cognitive skills
  • Communication
  • Nontechnical skills
  • Surgical education
  • Teamwork

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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