A survey was sent to surgical aspirants to ascertain whether they perceived barriers to becoming a surgeon. The majority felt that their employing hospital did not prioritise the development of their skills, many identified a poor work-life balance; and almost all indicated perception of barriers to gaining entry into the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons training programs. The demand for surgical services is increasing. Measures must be put in place to provide adequate training and support to ensure the future workforce is able to provide the community with surgical care of the highest standard.
|Award date||9 Mar 2022|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2022|