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U.S. May Soon Face Shortage of General Surgeons
Date:12/10/2008

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Specialization is part of the problem.

"Many doctors today want to specialize in areas such as vascular, colon or thoracic surgery. They'll train for one or two more years beyond general surgical residency, so they have more professional expertise, and probably won't take the general surgery calls in emergency rooms," Williams said.

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The Moncrief Army Community Hospital in South Carolina outlines the requirements for a general surgeon.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: Ohio State University, news release, Dec. 1, 2008


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