In 2013, the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto launched its first department-wide boot camp, a program that is now offered to all incoming surgical residents. As an integral part of surgical training in Toronto, the course is mandatory for all first-year residents and serves over 50 trainees each July. In this chapter, we review the background and principles behind this ambitious course, and we offer the information needed to establish a similar skills course at other institutions.
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