The lack of doctors and the introduction of European Working Time Directive have influenced surgical training. Therefore, surgical training requires constant evaluation and development.
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).
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.
The survey commissioned by the BÖC and the ÖGC showed that 73 % of residents in general surgery receive no structured surgical training.