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Table 3 Barriers faced by participating SIG chairs (n = 17)

From: Cross sectional analysis of student-led surgical societies in fostering medical student interest in Canada

Response Frequency
n (%)
What barriers did you face as chair?
 Financial 8 47
 Trouble booking space for events 8 47
 Poor resident involvement 3 18
 Poor faculty involvement 2 12
 Poor departmental/ university involvement 0 0
 Poor student engagement 2 12
 Conflicts with other interest groups for time 13 76
 Trouble balancing medical school with running the surgery interest group 4 24
 Other (Trouble receiving timely responses from staff surgeons regarding attendance) 1 6
What was the single biggest obstacle during your tenure?
 Financial 8 47
 Poor faculty involvement 2 12
 Poor student involvement 2 12
 Poor resident involvement 3 18
 Conflicts with other interest groups for time 13 76
 Trouble getting space for events 8 47
 Trouble balancing medical school and the surgery interest group 4 24
 Other 3 18
How do you think your SIG could improve?
 More Funding 4 24
 More guidance for events/ teaching skills 1 6
 Hosting more events 2 12
 Collaboration with other interest groups and SIGs nationally 3 18
 More support from faculty 1 6
 More resident involvement 1 6
 More organizing 1 6
 Delegate tasks for effectively 1 6
 More chairs 1 6
 More defined positions within the group 1 6
 More space for events 1 6
 Fever events, more higher yield events 1 6
Would you like to see a national, collaborative Canadian Surgery interest group?
 Unsure 8 47
 Yes 8 47
 No 1 6
In your opinion, what would be some of the benefits of having a national collaborative surgery interest group?
 Access to more funding 9 53
 Standardizing events 8 47
 Access/ connections to a greater number of surgeons 11 65
 Access/ connections to a greater number of students 7 41
 Other 0 0
In your opinion, what would be some of the pitfalls of a national surgery interest group be?
 More bureaucratic/ organizational hurdles 16 94
 More work 9 53
 It wouldn’t work 3 18
 It wouldn’t improve our existing model 3 18
 Less funding 0 0
 Other 4 24