Publication: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
American College of Surgeons (ACS)
Dr. Bilimoria leads the SENT group which oversees national studies focused on improving the surgical residency experience and well-being for trainees. Continuing on the success of the Flexibility in Duty Hour Requirement for Surgical Trainees (FIRST) trial, 2019 saw the launch of The Surgical Education Culture Optimization through targeted interventions based on National comparative Data (SECOND) trial. In 2023, the SENT group will be launching the THIRD Trial, a project focused on expanding the improvement of organizational culture to better the work and learning environment in surgical departments and help address pressing issues with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in surgery. THIRD will also include a focus on faculty. The SENT projects work with 225 surgical departments in the United States and Canada, providing them with key performance data and ready to implement interventions designed to improve culture and wellness in surgical programs.
The SENT program is a collaboration with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the American Board of Surgery (ABS) and the Association of Program Directors in Surgery (APDS).