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An AOA Critical Issue Should There Be a Minimal Surgical Experience for a Graduating Orthopaedic Surgery Resident?*
Michael A. Simon, MD1; Dempsey S. Springfield, MD2; Steven P. Nestler, PhD3
1 The University of Chicago, 5841 South Maryland Avenue, MC 3079, Chicago, IL 60637
2 Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 5 East 98th Street, Box 1188, New York, NY 10029
3 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, 515 North State Street, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60610
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The authors did not receive grants or outside funding in support of their research for or preparation of this manuscript. They did not receive payments or other benefits or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commercial entity. No commercial entity paid or directed, or agreed to pay or direct, any benefits to any research fund, foundation, educational institution, or other charitable or nonprofit organization with which the authors are affiliated or associated.
This report is based on a symposium presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Association on June 25, 2005, in Huntington Beach, California.

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2006 May 01;88(5):1153-1159. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.E.01062
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According to the Graduate Medical Education Directory, published by the American Medical Association, "the mission of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education is to improve health care in the United States by ensuring and improving the quality of graduate medical education experience for physicians in training. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education establishes national standards for graduate medical education by which it approves and continually assesses educational programs."1
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