Journal Review in Surgical Education: The Salary of Resident Physicians

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Journal Review in Surgical Education: The Salary of Resident Physicians
Jan. 11, 202446:38
Surgical Education
As the cost of living continues to rise, the salary and housing stipends of resident physicians are not keeping pace. Dr. Melissa Drezdzon and Dr. Jed Calata from the Medical College of Wisconsin have explored these issues in depth and share their insights. Join hosts Dr. Ananya Anand, Dr. Joe L’Huillier, and Dr. Rebecca Moreci and their special guests as they discuss the salary of resident physicians.
Hosts: –Dr. Ananya Anand, Stanford University, @AnanyaAnandMD, –Dr. Joseph L’Huillier, University at Buffalo, @JoeLHuillier101, –Dr. Rebecca Moreci, Louisiana State University, @md_moreci, –COSEF: @surgedfellows Special guests: -Dr. Melissa Drezdzon, Medical College of Wisconsin, @mdrezdzonmd, -Dr. Jed Calata, Medical College of Wisconsin, Learning Objectives: Listeners will: – Appreciate the discrepancy between cost of living increases and stagnant resident salaries – Describe how residency salaries are funded – Recall the regional variation in resident stipends and access to affordable housing across the united states – List possible solutions for addressing this issue References: Drezdzon MK, Cowley NJ, Sweeney DP, Peterson CY, Ridolfi TJ, Ludwig KA, Evans DB, Calata JF. Going for Broke: The Impact of Cost of Living on Surgery Resident Stipend Value. Ann Surg. 2023 Dec 1;278(6):1053-1059. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000005923. Epub 2023 May 25. PMID: 37226808. Drezdzon, M.K., Cowley, N.J., Sweeney, D.P., Peterson CY, Ridolfi TJ, Ludwig KA, Calata JF. A costly threat to GME: the housing crisis and residency training. Global Surg Educ 2, 85 (2023). Please visit to access other high-yield surgical education podcasts, videos and more.