Resource allocation to improve surgical learning environments for Surgical Residency

Northwestern University Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center, Chicago, IL
Surgical Residency+3 More ConditionsResource allocation to improve surgical learning environments - Other
Any Age
All Sexes

Study Summary

This trial will investigate reports of burnout, discrimination, harassment, and abuse of residents in order to improve the resident learning environment and trainee wellness.

Eligible Conditions
  • Surgical Residency
  • Workplace Culture
  • Burnout
  • Abuse

Treatment Effectiveness

Phase-Based Effectiveness

1 of 3

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 0 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 1 Year

1 Year

Trial Safety

Awards & Highlights

No Placebo Group
All patients enrolled in this trial will receive the new treatment.

Trial Design

3 Treatment Groups

Usual Care Arm
1 of 3
Control Arm
1 of 3
Intervention Arm
1 of 3

Active Control

Experimental Treatment

212 Total Participants · 3 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Resource allocation to improve surgical learning environments · No Placebo Group · N/A

Intervention ArmExperimental Group · 2 Interventions: Resource allocation to improve surgery training program culture, Resource allocation to improve surgical learning environments · Intervention Types: Other, Other
Usual Care ArmNoIntervention Group · 1 Intervention: Usual Care Arm · Intervention Types:
Control ArmNoIntervention Group · 1 Intervention: Control Arm · Intervention Types:

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 1 year

Who is running the clinical trial?

American College of SurgeonsOTHER
15 Previous Clinical Trials
59,994 Total Patients Enrolled
American Board of SurgeryOTHER
1 Previous Clinical Trials
152 Total Patients Enrolled
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical EducationOTHER
3 Previous Clinical Trials
441 Total Patients Enrolled
Northwestern UniversityLead Sponsor
1,504 Previous Clinical Trials
866,504 Total Patients Enrolled

Eligibility Criteria

Age Any Age · All Participants · 1 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
The clinical trial is open to surgical training programs in the United States.

Who else is applying?

What state do they live in?
How old are they?
18 - 65100.0%
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Did not meet criteria100.0%

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there still opportunities available to join this research trial?

"Affirmative. According to, this medical trial commenced June 1st 2019 and was most recently updated on November 12th 2021. There is a current need for 212 participants from one test centre." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

What is the patient capacity for this medical experiment?

"Affirmative. As per the information hosted on, this medical experiment is actively seeking participants. It was first put up for recruitment on June 1st 2019 and its latest update occurred on November 12th 2021; 212 people are being recruited from a single site." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer
Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.