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Journal of Surgical Education

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625496/can-we-get-faculty-interviewers-on-the-same-page-an-examination-of-a-structured-interview-course-for-surgeons
#1
Aimee K Gardner, Brenna C D'Onofrio, Brian J Dunkin
INTRODUCTION: Guidance on how to train faculty to conduct structured interviews and implement them into current screening processes is lacking. The goal of this study is to describe a structured interview training program designed specifically for surgeons and examine its effectiveness. METHODS: Faculty involved in advanced surgical fellowship interviews completed a 20-item knowledge assessment and video-based applicant interview ratings before taking a half-day course on conducting structured interviews...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625495/assessing-the-effect-of-an-intensive-2-week-surgical-training-and-innovation-program-for-high-school-students
#2
Brian Labadie, Roshan M Patel, Jessica Gandy Labadie, Christina Hwang, Zhamshid Okhunov, Jaime Landman
OBJECTIVE: The summer surgery program (SSP) was founded in 2012 as an educational program for students at the critical juncture between high school and college to engender interest in medicine, science, and innovation. This program has a distinct emphasis on innovation and problem solving based on real-life operative challenges identified by students during surgical observation in the operating room. The effect of the SSP regarding postsecondary education and career goals was evaluated by participants using a follow-up questionnaire...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624174/the-performance-gap-for-residents-in-transfer-of-intracorporeal-suturing-skills-from-box-trainer-to-operating-room
#3
Patrice Crochet, Aubert Agostini, Sophie Knight, Noémie Resseguier, Stéphane Berdah, Rajesh Aggarwal
OBJECTIVE: Training on laparoscopic box trainer (BT) improves suturing skills in the operating room (OR). Optimal laboratory training should provide trainees with an adequate level of skills that can be transferred to the OR with no decline in performances. This study aimed to compare OR intracorporeal suturing performances of residents who trained with a fundamentals of laparoscopic surgery (FLS) BT vs. those of experienced laparoscopists. DESIGN: This was a prospective observational study...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623114/characterizing-the-relationship-between-surgical-resident-and-faculty-perceptions-of-autonomy-in-the-operating-room
#4
Katelyn A Young, Samantha M Lane, John E Widger, Nina M Neuhaus, James T Dove, Marcus Fluck, Marie A Hunsinger, Joseph A Blansfield, Mohsen M Shabahang
OBJECTIVE: Characterize the concordance among faculty and resident perceptions of surgical case complexity, resident technical performance, and autonomy in a diverse sample of general surgery procedures using case-specific evaluations. DESIGN: A prospective study was conducted in which a faculty surgeon and surgical resident independently completed a postoperative assessment examining case complexity, resident operative performance (Milestone assessment) and autonomy (Zwisch model)...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623113/does-robotic-surgical-simulator-performance-correlate-with-surgical-skill
#5
James T Mills, Helen Y Hougen, Daniel Bitner, Tracey L Krupski, Noah S Schenkman
OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationship between robotic surgical simulation performance and the real-life surgical skill of attending surgeons. We hypothesized that simulation performance would not correlate with real-life robotic surgical skill in attending surgeons. DESIGN: In 2013, Birkmeyer et al. demonstrated an association between laparoscopic surgical performance as determined by expert review of video clips and surgical outcomes. Using that model of expert review, we studied the relationship between robotic simulator performance and real-life surgical skill...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619280/it-all-depends-on-who-does-what-a-survey-of-patient-and-family-member-comfort-with-surgical-trainees-operating
#6
Michael E Petravick, Jonathan P Edgington, Olumuyiwa A Idowu, Lewis L Shi, Michael J Lee
OBJECTIVE: To measure patient and family member comfort with surgical trainees of varying levels performing different portions of surgery. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: An electronic survey dividing surgery into 6 steps (prepping and positioning, initial incision, deep dissection, critical portions, deep suturing, and closing incision), differentiating surgical trainees by 4 levels of experience (medical student, intern, resident, and fellow), and specifying whether or not an attending surgeon is in the operating room (OR) was given to 200 patients and family members in the surgical waiting area of a single academic medical center...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606597/resident-involvement-in-microsurgery-an-american-college-of-surgeons-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program-analysis
#7
Kevin T Jubbal, Daniel Chang, Shayan A Izaddoost, William Pederson, Dmitry Zavlin, Anthony Echo
OBJECTIVE: In the current healthcare climate, there is increased focus on medical errors, patient outcomes, and the influence of resident participation on these metrics. Other studies have examined the influence of resident involvement on surgical outcomes, but the arena of microsurgery, with added complexity and learning curve, has yet to be investigated. DESIGN: A retrospective analysis of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database was performed to find patients undergoing procedures with free tissue transfer by screening for Current Procedural Terminology codes...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602526/resident-operative-experience-at-independent-academic-medical-centers-a-comparison-to-the-national-cohort
#8
Amit R T Joshi, Amber W Trickey, Benjamin T Jarman, Kara J Kallies, Robert Josloff, Jonathan M Dort, Ravi Kothuru
PURPOSE: Independent Academic Medical Centers (IAMCs) comprise one-third of U.S. general surgery training programs. It is unclear whether IAMCs offer qualitatively or quantitatively different operative experiences than the national cohort. We analyzed a large representative sample of IAMCs to compare operative volume and variety, with a focus on low-volume procedures. METHODS: Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Program Case Reports from 27 IAMCs were collected and analyzed for 3 academic years (2012-2015)...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600218/systematic-review-of-patient-specific-surgical-simulation-toward-advancing-medical-education-%C3%A2
#9
Won Hyung A Ryu, Navjit Dharampal, Ahmed E Mostafa, Ehud Sharlin, Gail Kopp, William Bradley Jacobs, Robin John Hurlbert, Sonny Chan, Garnette R Sutherland
OBJECTIVE: Simulation-based education has been shown to be an effective tool to teach foundational technical skills in various surgical specialties. However, most of the current simulations are limited to generic scenarios and do not allow continuation of the learning curve beyond basic technical skills to prepare for more advanced expertise, such as patient-specific surgical planning. The objective of this study was to evaluate the current medical literature with respect to the utilization and educational value of patient-specific simulations for surgical training...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583426/studying-behaviors-among-neurosurgery-residents-using-web-2-0-analytic-tools
#10
Benjamin Davidson, Naif M Alotaibi, Daipayan Guha, Sandi Amaral, Abhaya V Kulkarni, Andres M Lozano
BACKGROUND: Web 2.0 technologies (e.g., blogs, social networks, and wikis) are increasingly being used by medical schools and postgraduate training programs as tools for information dissemination. These technologies offer the unique opportunity to track metrics of user engagement and interaction. Here, we employ Web 2.0 tools to assess academic behaviors among neurosurgery residents. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of all educational lectures, part of the core Neurosurgery Residency curriculum at the University of Toronto, posted on our teaching website (www...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578981/robotic-pancreatoduodenectomy-biotissue-curriculum-has-validity-and-improves-technical-performance-for-surgical-oncology-fellows
#11
Vernissia Tam, Mazen Zenati, Stephanie Novak, Yong Chen, Amer H Zureikat, Herbert J Zeh, Melissa E Hogg
OBJECTIVE: Obtaining the proficiency on the robotic platform necessary to safely perform a robotic pancreatoduodenectomy is particularly challenging. We hypothesize that by instituting a proficiency-based robotic training curriculum we can enhance novice surgeons' skills outside of the operating room, leading to a shorter learning curve. DESIGN: A biotissue curriculum was designed consisting of sewing artificial organs to simulate a hepaticojejunostomy (HJ), gastrojejunostomy (GJ), and pancreaticojejunostomy (PJ)...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578980/clinical-skills-passport-a-method-to-increase-participation-in-clinical-skills-by-medical-students-during-a-surgery-clerkship
#12
Thomas E Read
OBJECTIVE: To prospectively evaluate the effect of introducing a clinical skills "passport" on medical students' reporting of their experience with basic clinical skills. DESIGN: A prospective longitudinal intervention study was conducted. Medical students were administered a questionnaire at the conclusion of their 12-week surgery clerkship regarding their experience with 15 clinical skills, inquiring whether they had "learned on surgery clerkship", "learned before surgery clerkship", or "not learned"...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576639/when-a-surgical-trainee-needs-surgery-autonomy-privacy-and-maintaining-the-standard-of-care
#13
EDITORIAL
Maija Cheung, Michael DeWane, Walter Longo, Peter Yoo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 30, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566217/integration-of-hands-on-team-training-into-existing-curriculum-improves-both-technical-and-nontechnical-skills-in-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
#14
Robert C Caskey, Lily Owei, Raghavendra Rao, Elijah W Riddle, Ari D Brooks, Daniel T Dempsey, Jon B Morris, Christopher J Neylan, Noel N Williams, Kristoffel R Dumon
OBJECTIVE: Nontechnical skills are an essential component of surgical education and a major competency assessed by the ACGME milestones project. However, the optimal way to integrate nontechnical skills training into existing curricula and then objectively evaluate the outcome is still unknown. The aim of this study was to determine the effect laparoscopic team-based task training would have on the nontechnical skills needed for laparoscopic surgery. DESIGN: 9 PGY-1 residents underwent an established training curriculum for teaching the knowledge and technical skills involved in laparoscopic cholecystectomy...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552418/determining-the-effect-of-external-stressors-on-laparoscopic-skills-and-performance-between-obstetrics-and-gynecology-residents
#15
Gaby N Moawad, Paul Tyan, Dipti Kumar, Jill Krapf, Cherie Marfori, Elias D Abi Khalil, James Robinson
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of stress on laparoscopic skills between obstetrics and gynecology residents. DESIGN: Observational prospective cohort study. DESIGN CLASSIFICATION: Prospective cohort. SETTING: Urban teaching university hospital. PARTICIPANTS (PATIENTS): Thirty-one obstetrics and gynecology residents, postgraduate years 1 to 4. INTERVENTION: We assessed 4 basic laparoscopic skills at 2 sessions...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551364/barriers-and-attitudes-to-research-among-residents-in-plastic-and-reconstructive-surgery-a-national-multicenter-cross-sectional-study
#16
The Canadian Plastic Surgery Research, Sarah Al Youha, Becher Alhalabi, Jill Stone, Helene Retrouvey, Osama Samargandi, Johnny Ionut Efanov, Michael Stein, Alexander Morzycki, Haley Augustine, Emilie Bougie, Diana Song, Hollie Power, Julian Diaz-Abele, Caitlin Symonette, Marie Noland, Chris Coroneos, Sophocles Voineskos, Joshua Vorstenbosch, Toni Zhong, Michael Bezuhly, Jason G Williams
OBJECTIVE: Research sets the foundation for developing plastic surgeons who think critically and approach clinical practice with an inquisitive mind. The objective of this study was to characterize current attitudes and perceived barriers towards conducting research during residency. DESIGN: A validated 36-item questionnaire was developed by a national task-force of Canadian plastic surgery trainees. The survey was distributed to all 13 plastic surgery programs in Canada...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549928/speed-mentoring-an-innovative-method-to-meet-the-needs-of-the-young-surgeon
#17
Rebecca C Britt, Amy N Hildreth, Shannon N Acker, Nicolas J Mouawad, Joshua Mammen, Jacob Moalem
OBJECTIVE: Speed mentoring has recently been used by several medical organizations as a strategy to establish mentoring relationships, which are felt to be critically important in the development of the surgeon. This study assesses a surgical speed-mentoring program at the 2015 American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress. DESIGN: A steering committee designed the speed-mentoring program to match 60 ACS Resident and Associate Society mentees with a mix of junior and senior leadership of ACS...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545826/gamified-twitter-microblogging-to-support-resident-preparation-for-the-american-board-of-surgery-in-service-training-examination
#18
Laura C Lamb, Monica M DiFiori, Vijay Jayaraman, Brian D Shames, James M Feeney
OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine if a daily gamified microblogging project improves American Board of Surgery In-Service Training Examination (ABSITE) scores for participants. DESIGN: In July 2016, we instituted a gamified microblogging project using Twitter as the platform and modified questions from one of several available question banks. A question of the day was posted at 7-o׳clock each morning, Monday through Friday. Respondents were awarded points for speed, accuracy, and contribution to discussion topics...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533184/multi-institutional-development-of-a-mastoidectomy-performance-evaluation-instrument
#19
Thomas Kerwin, Brad Hittle, Don Stredney, Paul De Boeck, Gregory Wiet
OBJECTIVE: A method for rating surgical performance of a mastoidectomy procedure that is shown to apply universally across teaching institutions has not yet been devised. This work describes the development of a rating instrument created from a multi-institutional consortium. DESIGN: Using a participatory design and a modified Delphi approach, a multi-institutional group of expert otologists constructed a 15-element task-based checklist for evaluating mastoidectomy performance...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533183/dedicated-research-time-during-surgery-residency-leads-to-a-significant-decline-in-self-assessed-clinical-aptitude-and-surgical-skills
#20
Monica M Grova, Anthony D Yang, Misty D Humphries, Joseph M Galante, Edgardo S Salcedo
OBJECTIVE: The surgical community commonly perceives a decline in surgical and patient care skills among residents who take dedicated time away from clinical activity to engage in research. We hypothesize that residents perceive a decline in their skills because of dedicated research time. SETTING: UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, an institutional tertiary care center. PARTICIPANTS: General surgery residents and graduates from UC Davis general surgery residency training program, who had completed at least 1 year of research during their training...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
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