Research in surgical training
Statistics suggest that surgical specialities have diff ering views on academic careers when compared to other medical specialities. Whilst historically a period of research was expected of trainees in order to secure senior posts, the current role of research in surgical training remains unclear and there are varying opinions. Th e Society for Academic and Research Surgery (SARS), the various deaneries and the surgical Royal Colleges have all provided their own approach to disseminate information about the value of research in surgical training. Th is chapter hopes to share some of the information accrued from these sources, as well as personal experiences of undertaking research in surgery.