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Journal of Surgical Education

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729190/systematic-review-of-the-use-of-3-dimensional-printing-in-surgical-teaching-and-assessment
#1
Benjamin Langridge, Sheikh Momin, Ben Coumbe, Evelina Woin, Michelle Griffin, Peter Butler
OBJECTIVE: The use of 3-dimensional (3D) printing in medicine has rapidly expanded in recent years as the technology has developed. The potential uses of 3D printing are manifold. This article provides a systematic review of the uses of 3D printing within surgical training and assessment. METHODS: A structured literature search of the major literature databases was performed in adherence to PRISMA guidelines. Articles that met predefined inclusion and exclusion criteria were appraised with respect to the key objectives of the review and sources of bias were analysed...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729189/the-quality-in-training-initiative-giving-residents-data-to-learn-clinical-effectiveness
#2
Morgan M Sellers, Matt Fordham, Craig W Miller, Clifford Y Ko, Rachel R Kelz
BACKGROUND: Training programs are expected to provide clinical outcomes data to residents. Few systems have the necessary infrastructure. We evaluated initial adoption and use of the Quality In-Training Initiative (QITI) platform linking National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) data to trainees. STUDY DESIGN: Proportions of Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education general surgery residency programs with differing levels of NSQIP and QITI affiliation were calculated and program characteristics were compared...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729188/assessing-interest-and-barriers-for-resident-and-faculty-involvement-in-global-surgery
#3
Maija Cheung, James M Healy, Michael R Hall, Doruk Ozgediz
BACKGROUND: Multiple institutions have developed international electives and sustainable global surgery initiatives to facilitate clinical, research, and outreach opportunities with hospitals in resource-poor areas. Despite increasing interest among programs, many institutions have not successfully reached potential involvement. OBJECTIVE: This study evaluates the experiences of Yale residents and faculty, measures interest in the development of an international surgical elective, and enumerates barriers to developing or participating in these opportunities...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729187/poor-employment-conditions-adversely-affect-mental-health-outcomes-among-surgical-trainees
#4
Jasmina Kevric, Nathan Papa, Marlon Perera, Prem Rashid, Sumeet Toshniwal
BACKGROUND: Poor mental health in junior clinicians is prevalent and may lead to poor productivity and significant medical errors. We aimed to provide contemporary data on the mental health of surgical trainees and identify risk factors relating to poorer mental health outcomes. METHODS: A detailed questionnaire was developed comprising questions based on the 36-item short-form health survey (SF-36) and Physical Activity Questionnaire. Each of the questionnaires has proven validity and reliability in the clinical context...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720425/toward-best-practices-for-surgical-morbidity-and-mortality-conferences-a-mixed-methods-study
#5
Marit S de Vos, Perla J Marang-van de Mheen, Ann D Smith, Danny Mou, Edward E Whang, Jaap F Hamming
OBJECTIVE: To assess formats for surgical morbidity and mortality conferences (M&M) for strengths and challenges. DESIGN: A mixed methods approach with local observations to assess key domains of M&M practice (i.e., goals, structure, and process/content) and surveys to assess participants' expectations and experiences. SETTING: Surgical departments of two teaching hospitals (Boston, USA and Leiden, Netherlands). PARTICIPANTS: Participants of surgical M&M, including attending surgeons, residents, physician assistants, and medical students (total n = 135)...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720424/participation-of-colon-and-rectal-fellows-in-robotic-rectal-cancer-surgery-effect-on-surgical-outcomes
#6
Danielle Collins, Nikolaos Machairas, Emilie Duchalais, Ron G Landmann, Amit Merchea, Dorin T Colibaseanu, Scott R Kelley, Kellie L Mathis, Eric J Dozois, David W Larson
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether involvement of colon and rectal fellows has an effect on short-term surgical and oncological outcomes in robotic rectal cancer surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From a dataset of 263 robotic-assisted rectal cancer operations, 114 case-matched patients over a 5-year period (January 2010-December 2015) were included in the study. Patients who underwent resection with and without fellow involvement were compared. Cases were matched according to age, body mass index, neoadjuvant therapy, and tumor location...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720423/undergraduate-clinical-teaching-in-orthopedic-surgery-a-randomized-control-trial-comparing-the-effect-of-case-based-teaching-and-bedside-teaching-on-musculoskeletal-osce-performance
#7
Martin Kelly, Iain Feeley, Fiona Boland, John M O'Byrne
INTRODUCTION: Musculoskeletal (MSK) complaints are the second most common reason for a hospital outpatient appointment in the US, and account for 19.5% of general practice consultations. Previous studies have shown that passive teaching in medical school does not imbue students with an adequate degree of confidence in MSK evaluation. The aim of this study was to conduct a randomized control trial to compare the effect of the gold standard small group tutorial of bedside teaching against case-based teaching (CBT) in relation to orthopedic surgery in medical students...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716384/a-review-of-empathy-its-importance-and-its-teaching-in-surgical-training
#8
Jing L Han, Theodore N Pappas
BACKGROUND: There has been much discussion in the medical literature about the importance of empathy and physician communication style in medical practice. Empathy has been shown to have a very real positive effect on patient outcomes. Most of the existing literature speaks to its role in medical education, with relatively little empiric study about empathy in the surgical setting. OBJECTIVE: Review of empathy and its importance as it pertains to the surgeon-patient relationship and improving patient outcomes, and the need for increased education in empathy during surgical training...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716383/nonspecialist-raters-can-provide-reliable-assessments-of-procedural-skills
#9
Oria Mahmood, Julia Dagnæs, Sarah Bube, Malene Rohrsted, Lars Konge
BACKGROUND: Competency-based learning has become a crucial component in medical education. Despite the advantages of competency-based learning, there are still challenges that need to be addressed. Currently, the common perception is that specialist assessment is needed for evaluating procedural skills which is difficult owing to the limited availability of faculty time. The aim of this study was to explore the validity of assessments of video recorded procedures performed by nonspecialist raters...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712689/enhancing-medical-curricula-the-role-of-a-1-day-plastic-surgery-course-as-an-educational-adjunct-for-medical-students
#10
Harry V M Spiers, Alexander Zargaran, Aasim Nisar Murtaza, Amal Thomas, Mohammed Adil A Turki, Farida Ali
INTRODUCTION: Plastic surgery is underrepresented in medical school curricula. The St George׳s Surgical Society hosted a 1-day undergraduate course in plastic surgery. Our aim was to introduce students to plastic surgery and teach basic plastic surgical skills. METHODOLOGY: The skills day consisted of lectures from consultants and a core trainee followed by registrar-taught workshops in suturing, tendon repair, and local flap design. Precourse and postcourse questionnaires assessed perceptions of plastic surgery, confidence in performing basic plastic surgical skills, and usefulness of course components...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712688/the-role-of-the-operating-room-in-medical-student-education-differing-perspectives-of-learners-and-educators
#11
Rebecca O'Neill, Michael Shapiro, Aziz Merchant
OBJECTIVE: The surgical clerkship is an integral part of third-year medical student education. The operating room (OR) is a heavily used setting, but it is unclear whether this setting is as effective as possible. To determine the role of the OR and potential improvements, it is necessary to analyze the perspectives of those involved, including surgeons, residents, and medical students. DESIGN: An electronic survey was distributed to the surgeons, surgical residents, and third-year medical students associated with Rutgers New Jersey Medical School...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712687/assessing-residents-readiness-for-or-autonomy-a-qualitative-descriptive-study-of-expert-surgical-teachers-best-practices
#12
Xiaodong Phoenix Chen, Amy M Sullivan, Adnan Alseidi, Gifty Kwakye, Douglas S Smink
PURPOSE: Providing resident autonomy in the operating room (OR) is one of the major challenges for surgical educators today. The purpose of this study was to explore what approaches expert surgical teachers use to assess residents' readiness for autonomy in the OR. We particularly focused on the assessments that experts make prior to conducting the surgical time-out. METHODS: We conducted semistructured in-depth interviews with expert surgical teachers from March 2016 to September 2016...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712686/using-touch-surgery-to-improve-surgical-education-in-low-and-middle-income-settings-a-randomized-control-trial
#13
Gisele Juru Bunogerane, Kathryn Taylor, Yihan Lin, Ainhoa Costas-Chavarri
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: There is a severe surgical workforce shortage in Rwanda. Innovative educational tools must be introduced to train more residents and increase surgical capacity. Touch Surgery (TS) is a smartphone application that offers trainees the opportunity to practice operations; however, its effect is unknown in low- and middle-income countries. Our objectives were to determine the training effect of TS and its feasibility for use in surgery education in a low-resource setting...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711647/surgical-training-improves-performance-in-minimally-invasive-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation-without-cardiopulmonary-bypass
#14
Lu-Feng Zhang, Hai-Bo Feng, Zhi-Guo Yu, Shi Jing, Feng Wan
OBJECTIVE: We introduced a live animal model for training of minimally invasive implantation of a continuous-flow left ventricular assist device (CF-LVAD) without cardiopulmonary bypass for operator's performance improvement. DESIGN: After watching a videotape of LVAD implantation on the beating heart through the cardiac apex, the surgical team performed implantation of LVADs into 5 pigs during 3 training sessions in a time series. The procedure success rate, operating time, and technical and global performances by self-evaluation and senior evaluation were compared among the sessions...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711646/rural-rotations-at-core-rarefied-exposure-or-real-experience
#15
Christopher Brown, Tarig Abdelrahman, Neil Patel, Awen Iorwerth, John Pollitt, Mark Holt, Wyn G Lewis
OBJECTIVE: Surgical rotations involving rural General Hospitals (rGH) are frequently associated with recruitment challenges, partly because of adverse perceptions regarding distances from social support networks and training opportunities. The aim of this study was to determine the outcomes of core surgical training rotations involving rGHs when compared with urban hospitals in a single UK Deanery. DESIGN: Online Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Programme portfolios from 163 core surgical trainees (CST) were examined related to postlocation, operative experience, workplace-based assessments, and academic achievement...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705485/trainees-as-agents-of-change-in-the-opioid-epidemic-optimizing-the-opioid-prescription-practices-of-surgical-residents
#16
Alexander S Chiu, James M Healy, Michael P DeWane, Walter E Longo, Peter S Yoo
OBJECTIVE: Opioid abuse has become an epidemic in the United States, causing nearly 50,000 deaths a year. Postoperative pain is an unavoidable consequence of most surgery, and surgeons must balance the need for sufficient analgesia with the risks of overprescribing. Prescribing narcotics is often the responsibility of surgical residents, yet little is known about their opioid-prescribing habits, influences, and training experience. DESIGN: Anonymous online survey that assessed the amounts of postoperative opioid prescribed by residents, including type of analgesia, dosage, and number of pills, for a series of common general surgery procedures...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705484/is-it-all-about-the-money-not-all-surgical-subspecialization-leads-to-higher-lifetime-revenue-when-compared-to-general-surgery
#17
Maria Baimas-George, Brian Fleischer, Douglas Slakey, Emad Kandil, James R Korndorffer, Christopher DuCoin
OBJECTIVE: It is believed that spending additional years gaining expertise in surgical subspecialization leads to higher lifetime revenue. Literature shows that more surgeons are pursuing fellowship training and dedicated research years; however, there are no data looking at the aggregate economic impact when training time is accounted for. It is hypothesized that there will be a discrepancy in lifetime income when delay to practice is considered. DESIGN: Data were collected from the Medical Group Management Association's 2015 report of average annual salaries...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693982/assessing-and-promoting-the-wellness-of-united-states-ophthalmology-residents-a-survey-of-program-directors
#18
Elaine M Tran, Ingrid U Scott, Melissa A Clark, Paul B Greenberg
OBJECTIVE: To report on the status of residency-based wellness initiatives in ophthalmic graduate medical education and identify strategies for promoting ophthalmology resident wellness by surveying US ophthalmology program directors (PDs). DESIGN: The PDs were each sent an e-mail containing a link to an anonymous online 15-question survey. The PDs also received a letter with the survey link and a $1 incentive. After 2 weeks, nonresponders received 2 weekly reminder e-mails and phone calls...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688969/the-steinberg-centre-for-simulation-and-interactive-learning-at-mcgill-university
#19
Carmen L Mueller, Genevieve Cyr, Ilana Bank, Farhan Bhanji, Laura Birnbaum, Miriam Boillat, Marie-Eve Bolduc, Jeffrey Chankowsky, Evelyn Constantin, Beth-Ann Cummings, Rachel Fisher, Philippe Legault, N Hugo Marchand, Luis Monton, Teresa Rudkin, Bayane Sabsabi, Niki Soilis, Daniel Zigman, Rajesh Aggarwal
Simulation allows for learner-centered health professions training by providing a safe environment to practice and make mistakes without jeopardizing patient care. It was with this goal in mind that the McGill Medical Simulation Center was officially opened on September 14, 2006, as a partnership between McGill University, the Faculty of Medicine and its affiliated hospitals. Its mandate is to provide state-of-the-art facilities to support simulation-based medical and allied health education initiatives. Since its inception, the center, recently renamed the Steinberg Center for Simulation and Interactive Learning (SCSIL), has undergone a major expansion and logged more than 130,000 learner visits...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688968/are-surgical-milestone-assessments-predictive-of-in-training-examination-scores
#20
Mary K Kimbrough, Carol R Thrush, Emily Barrett, Frederick R Bentley, Kevin W Sexton
OBJECTIVES: With the recent utilization of Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education developmental milestones as part of resident evaluation, we sought to explore whether milestone-based ratings were associated with American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination (ABSITE) scores. METHODS: Mid-year milestone ratings were obtained from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Accreditation Database System for years 2014, 2015, and 2016 for all postgraduate years 1-5 general surgery residents in our program and paired with ABSITE scores (n = 69) from January of the following year...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
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