Martin AN, Hu Y, Le IA, Brooks KD, Mahmutovic A, Choi J, Kim H, Rasmussen SK. Predicting surgical skill acquisition in preclinical medical students. American journal of surgery. 2016 Oct;212(212). 596-601. PMID: 27567113 [PubMed]
The purpose of this study was to identify factors that predict medical student success in acquiring invasive procedural skills. We hypothesized that students with interest in surgery and with prior procedural experience would have higher rates of success.