Young surgery: results of the survey among residents in Austria in 2015
Background: The lack of doctors and the introduction of European Working Time Directive have influenced surgical training. Therefore, surgical training requires constant evaluation and development.
Methods: The Professional Association of Austrian surgeons (BÖC) and the Austrian Society of Surgery (ÖGC) carried out a survey via online survey software (Corporate Headquarters: QuestionPro Inc., San Francisco, USA).
Results: The survey was sent to 268 residents. Of these, 106 completed it. The response rate was thus 40.76 %. According to 73 % of the residents, there was no training structure or a rotation system at their training site. Only 38 % of the participants were satisfied with their surgical training.
Conclusions: The survey commissioned by the BÖC and the ÖGC showed that 73 % of residents in general surgery receive no structured surgical training.