Team training for surgical trainees

Surgeon. 2011;9 Suppl 1:S32-4. doi: 10.1016/j.surge.2010.11.018. Epub 2011 Feb 9.


Healthcare professionals work in teams but are rarely trained together. Realizing the adverse impact of poor teamwork on patient care, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education requires surgical trainees to demonstrate a mastery of teamwork-related competencies. A number of team training curricula are available in the USA, the best known of which is TeamSTEPPS - developed by the U.S. Department of Defense Patient Safety Program in collaboration with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Competence
  • Education, Medical, Graduate / methods*
  • Educational Measurement
  • General Surgery / education*
  • Humans
  • Internship and Residency / methods
  • Interprofessional Relations*
  • Leadership
  • Patient Care Team*
  • Patient Safety
  • United States