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Table 1 Characteristics of program directors of surgical residency training programs

From: New start of surgical residents training: the first survey of program directors in Korea

Demographics N (%)
Duration of professional career (years)
 > 20 years 2 (3.6%)
 15–20 years 13 (23.6%)
 10–15 years 20 (36.4%)
 < 10 years 20 (36.4%)
Subspecialty
 BE 14 (25.5%)
 HBP 13 (23.6%)
 CR 12 (21.8%)
 GI 7 (12.7%)
 VA 2 (3.6%)
 IT 2 (3.6%)
 P 1 (1.8%)
 No response 4 (7.3%)
Enrolled residents
 12–48 25 (45.5%)
 5–11 17 (30.9%)
 4 13 (23.6%)
Sufficient time for resident training
 yes 4 (7.3%)
 no 51 (92.7%)
Guaranteed dedicated training time   (0.0%)
 20% 10 (18.2%)
 30% 16 (29.1%)
 40% 11 (20.0%)
  > 50% 18 (32.7%)
  1. BE breast and endocrine surgery, HBP hepato-biliary-pancreatic surgeon, CR colorectal surgeon, GI gastrointestinal surgeon, VA vascular/transplant surgeon, IT traumatic/intensive care surgeon, P pediatric surgeon