Training in thoracic surgical residencies has evolved in the past several years, with significant advances in simulation technology, heightened pressure regarding work-hour reforms, and initiation of integrated training programs. This article highlights current concepts in surgical education and methods of incorporating teaching opportunities into practice. General strategies on how to be a better teacher and increase student feedback evaluation scores are addressed. Finally, the evolving roles and responsibilities of a mentor in assisting residents and colleagues in developing successful thoracic surgical careers are explored.
- Modern trainee
- Thoracic surgery