Sociodemographic factors associated with passing surgery board exams

October 16, 2019

What The Study Did: Survey responses from general surgery trainees were used to examine the association between sociodemographic factors such as race/ethnicity, gender and family status with the likelihood of passing the American Board of Surgery board examinations.

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Authors: Heather L. Yeo, M.D., M.H.S., M.B.A., M.S., of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City, is the corresponding author.

(doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.4081)

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