Surgical Educational Research: Getting Started

  • Steven B. Goldin


Times have changed! Surgery departments at major medical institutions once found themselves with abundant resources and had deep financial pockets. A successful academic surgeon almost always was in charge of a laboratory; taught and mentored students, residents and fellows; and was a master surgeon – i.e., was a true triple threat.


Surgical education Educational research Evidence-based educational research Educational research design Ethics Surveys 



I would like to thank Monika Wahi for her critical reading and contributions to this manuscript.

Selected Readings

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    Fink A. The Survey Kit. 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications; 2003.Google Scholar
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    Gall MD, Gall JP, Borg WR. Educational Research: An Introduction. 8th ed. Columbus: Allyn and Bacon; 2006.Google Scholar
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    Capella J, Kasten SJ, Steinemann S, Torbeck L. Guide for Research in Surgical Education. Woodbury: Cine-Med; 2010.Google Scholar
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    Centre for Evidence Based Medicine. Accessed January 2011.

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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven B. Goldin
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  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of South Florida, Tampa General HospitalTampaUSA

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