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Journal of Surgical Education

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434885/early-performance-on-an-eye-surgery-simulator-predicts-subsequent-resident-surgical-performance
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Ramak Roohipoor, Mehdi Yaseri, Amir Teymourpour, Carolyn Kloek, John B Miller, John I Loewenstein
OBJECTIVE: To examine early performance on an eye surgery simulator and its relationship to subsequent live surgical performance in a single large residency program. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, Department of Ophthalmology. METHODS: In a retrospective study, we compared performance of 30 first-year ophthalmology residents on an eye surgery simulator to their surgical skills as third-year residents...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427944/creating-a-global-acute-care-surgery-fellowship-to-meet-international-need
#2
Amina I Merchant, Camila B Walters, Julie Valenzuela, Kelly A McQueen, Addison K May
INTRODUCTION: Existing Acute Care Surgery (ACS) fellowships are positioned to develop well-trained surgeons with specific skills to facilitate improvements in care delivery in Global ACS. Many resident and fellowship programs offer clinical electives that expose trainees to operative experiences, exposing trainees to the needs in resource-challenged settings. However, most lack a focus on long-term development and research designed to enhance the country's local skills, capability, and capacity...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412270/how-surgeons-conceptualize-talent-a-qualitative-study-using-sport-science-as-a-lens
#3
Rune Dall Jensen, Mette Krogh Christensen, Kori A LaDonna, Mikkel Seyer-Hansen, Sayra Cristancho
OBJECTIVES: Debates prevail regarding the definition of surgical talent, and how individuals with the potential to become talented surgeons can be identified and developed. However, over the past 30 years, talent has been studied extensively in other domains. The objectives of this study is to explore notions of talent in surgery and sport in order to investigate if the field of surgical education can benefit from expanding its view on talented performances. Therefore, this study aims to use the sport literature as a lens when exploring how surgeons conceptualize and define talent...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408309/evaluation-of-feedback-systems-for-the-third-year-surgical-clerkship
#4
E G Carey, C Wu, E S Hur, S J Hasday, N P Rosculet, M T Kemp, S Weir, S Ryszawa, G Sandhu, D T Hughes, Rishindra M Reddy
OBJECTIVE: To compare faculty-to-student feedback rates from 2 different data sets: direct observation cards (direct evidence) and end-of-clerkship questionnaires (ECQs, secondary student reporting). We as authors hypothesized that direct evidence from observation cards would yield higher rates of feedback, compared with student-reported ECQs. DESIGN: Data were gathered from 2 consecutive medical classes of the third-year surgical clerkship. Data were analyzed retrospectively...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392267/what-is-known-about-the-attributes-of-a-successful-surgical-trainer-a-systematic-review
#5
Ben Dean, Luke Jones, Patrick Garfjeld Roberts, Jonathan Rees
BACKGROUND: Surgical training has been subject to significant upheaval in recent years with an increasingly rigorous assessment regimen for trainees. The assessment of surgical trainers is less well evolved by comparison. Recent proposals from the Royal College of Surgeons of England recommend "professionalising the trainers." However, they do not suggest any accepted or validated methods of trainer assessment, nor do they indicate how these might be implemented and monitored in a real-world training program to determine their effect on trainee outcomes...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385488/what-are-the-training-gaps-for-acquiring-laparoscopic-suturing-skills
#6
Ghada Enani, Yusuke Watanabe, Katherine M McKendy, Elif Bilgic, Liane S Feldman, Gerald M Fried, Melina C Vassiliou
INTRODUCTION: Advanced laparoscopic suturing is considered a challenging skill to acquire. The aim of this study was to investigate the learning process for advanced laparoscopic suturing in the operating room to understand the obstacles trainees face when trying to master the skill. METHODS: A qualitative methodology using semistructured interviews and field observations was used. Data were analyzed using a Grounded Theory approach. Participants were general surgery residents and surgeons with advanced minimally invasive surgery (MIS) experience...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373078/objective-measurement-of-clinical-competency-in-surgical-education-using-electrodermal-activity
#7
Jacob A Quick, Alex D Bukoski, Jennifer Doty, Bethany J Bennett, Megan Crane, Stephen L Barnes
OBJECTIVE: Within the realm of surgical education, there is a need for objective means to determine surgical competence and resident readiness to operate independently. We propose a novel, objective method of assessing resident confidence and clinical competence based on measurement of electrodermal activity (EDA) during live surgical procedures. We hypothesized that with progressive training, EDA responses to the stress of performing surgery would exhibit decline, elucidating an objective correlate of clinical competence...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363676/variable-operative-experience-in-hand-surgery-for-plastic-surgery-residents
#8
Jason Silvestre, Ines C Lin, Lawrence Scott Levin, Benjamin Chang
BACKGROUND: Efforts to standardize hand surgery training during plastic surgery residency remain challenging. We analyze the variability of operative hand experience at U.S. plastic surgery residency programs. METHODS: Operative case logs of chief residents in accredited U.S. plastic surgery residency programs were analyzed (2011-2015). Trends in fold differences of hand surgery case volume between the 10th and 90th percentiles of residents were assessed graphically...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363675/effect-of-ongoing-assessment-of-resident-operative-autonomy-on-the-operating-room-environment
#9
Jonathan P Fryer, Ezra N Teitelbaum, Brian C George, Mary C Schuller, Shari L Meyerson, Christina M Theodorou, Joseph Kang, Amy Yang, Lihui Zhao, Debra A DaRosa
OBJECTIVE: We have previously demonstrated the feasibility and validity of a smartphone-based system called Procedural Autonomy and Supervision System (PASS), which uses the Zwisch autonomy scale to facilitate assessment of the operative performances of surgical residents and promote progressive autonomy. To determine whether the use of PASS in a general surgery residency program is associated with any negative consequences, we tested the null hypothesis that PASS implementation at our institution would not negatively affect resident or faculty satisfaction in the operating room (OR) nor increase mean OR times for cases performed together by residents and faculty...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363674/assessment-of-female-medical-students-interest-in-careers-in-cardiothoracic-surgery
#10
Darci C Foote, James M Meza, Vikram Sood, Rishindra M Reddy
OBJECTIVE: Although over half of medical students are females, women comprise only 21% of cardiothoracic (CT) surgery residency applicants and 5% of the CT workforce. We sought to gain insight into female medical students' perceptions of CT surgery and identify targets to increase interest. DESIGN: A 33-question survey queried career selection factors, perceptions of CT surgery, and ways to increase interest in the field. Responses were stratified by sex and preclinical versus clinical years...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359680/assessment-of-youtube-content-for-distal-radius-fracture-immobilization
#11
Abdullah Addar, Yousef Marwan, Nizar Algarni, Gregory Berry
OBJECTIVE: Distal radius fractures (DRFs) are the most common orthopedic fractures, with >70% of cases treated by closed immobilization using a short arm cast or a sugar tong splint. However, inadequate immobilization is a risk factor for loss of reduction requiring repeat reduction or surgical treatment. Therefore, education of clinical skills for appropriate immobilization of DRFs is important. With the increasing use of web-based information by medical learners, our aim was to assess the quality and quantity of videos regarding closed immobilization of DRFs on YouTube...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347663/prospective-trial-of-house-staff-time-to-response-and-intervention-in-a-surgical-intensive-care-unit-pager-vs-smartphone
#12
James M Tatum, Terris White, Christopher Kang, Eric J Ley, Nicolas Melo, Matthew Bloom, Rodrigo F Alban
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to characterize house staff time to response and intervention when notified of a patient care issue by pager vs. smartphone. We hypothesized that smartphones would reduce house staff time to response and intervention. DESIGN: Prospective study of all electronic communications was conducted between nurses and house staff between September 2015 and October 2015. The 4-week study period was randomly divided into two 2-week study periods where all electronic communications between intensive care unit nurses and intensive care unit house staff were exclusively by smartphone or by pager, respectively...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347662/an-assessment-of-the-frequency-of-palliative-procedures-in-thoracic-surgery
#13
Richard K Freeman, Gabriel Arevalo, Anthony J Ascioti, Megan Dake, Raja S Mahidhara
OBJECTIVES: Palliative care is a medical specialty focused on improving the quality of life of patients and their families with life threatening illness by preventing or relieving suffering. An assessment of a thoracic surgery service was performed to identify the scope and frequency of care that was considered palliative and any implications the findings might have on the current thoracic surgery residency curriculum. METHODS: A retrospective review of a prospectively collected database of general thoracic surgery procedures performed over a 5-year period at a single institution was performed...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343953/development-and-validation-of-a-novel-and-cost-effective-animal-tissue-model-for-training-transurethral-resection-of-the-prostate
#14
Sichuan Hou, Gillian Ross, Iain Tait, Paul Halliday, Benjie Tang
OBJECTIVES: To develop and validate a new and cost-effective animal tissue training model for practicing resection skills of transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). METHODS AND MATERIALS: A porcine kidney was prepared and restructured to simulate the relevant anatomy of the human prostate. The restructured prostate was connected to an artificial urethra and bladder. Face, content, and construct validity of the model was carried out using a 5-point Likert scale questionnaire, and comparison in task performance between participants and experts was made using observational clinical human reliability analysis...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343952/program-director-perceptions-of-the-general-surgery-milestones-project
#15
Brian C Drolet, Jayson S Marwaha, Abdul Wasey, Adam Pallant
OBJECTIVE: As a result of the Milestones Project, all Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education accredited training programs now use an evaluation framework based on outcomes in 6 core competencies. Despite their widespread use, the Milestones have not been broadly evaluated. This study sought to examine program director (PD) perceptions of the Milestones Project. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: A national survey of general surgery PDs distributed between January and March of 2016...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343951/orthopedic-in-training-examination-a-performance-review-based-on-program-and-resident-specific-characteristics
#16
Christopher L Camp, Ryan M Degen, Norman S Turner, Arlen D Hanssen, Matthew D Karam, Joshua S Dines
OBJECTIVES: The orthopedic in-training examination (OITE) is the most common and objective method used to assess resident knowledge in the United States. As such, residents and programs use a number of strategies to maximize OITE performance. The purpose of this work was to better understand what strategies were being implemented and to determine which program-specific and resident-specific characteristics best correlate with improved scores. DESIGN: A national survey of orthopedic residents and program directors (PDs) was performed to better understand OITE performance and correlate scores with various test preparation strategies...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342767/developing-cognitive-task-analysis-based-educational-videos-for-basic-surgical-skills-in-plastic-surgery
#17
Celine Yeung, Catherine McMillan, Tomas J Saun, Kimberly Sun, Veerle D'hondt, Herbert P von Schroeder, Glykeria Martou, Matthew Lee, Elizabeth Liao, Paul Binhammer
OBJECTIVE: To describe the development of cognitive task analysis (CTA)-based multimedia educational videos for surgical trainees in plastic surgery. DESIGN: A needs assessment survey was used to identify 5 plastic surgery skills on which to focus the educational videos. Three plastic surgeons were video-recorded performing each skill while describing the procedure, and were interviewed with probing questions. Three medical student reviewers coded transcripts and categorized each step into "action," "decision," or "assessment," and created a cognitive demands table (CDT) for each skill...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341408/the-effect-of-3-dimensional-simulation-on-neurosurgical-skill-acquisition-and-surgical-performance-a-review-of-the-literature
#18
Anna D Clark, Damiano G Barone, Nicholas Candy, Mathew Guilfoyle, Karol Budohoski, Riikka Hoffmann, Thomas Santarius, Ramez Kirollos, Rikin A Trivedi
OBJECTIVE: In recent years, 3-dimensional (3D) simulation of neurosurgical procedures has become increasingly popular as an addition to training programmes. However, there remains little objective evidence of its effectiveness in improving live surgical skill. This review analysed the current literature in 3D neurosurgical simulation, highlighting remaining gaps in the evidence base for improvement in surgical performance and suggests useful future research directions. DESIGN: An electronic search of the databases was conducted to identify studies investigating 3D virtual reality (VR) simulation for various types of neurosurgery...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291725/in-situ-operating-room-based-simulation-a-review
#19
Lily Owei, Christopher J Neylan, Raghavendra Rao, Robert C Caskey, Jon B Morris, Richard Sensenig, Ari D Brooks, Daniel T Dempsey, Noel N Williams, Joshua H Atkins, Dimitry Y Baranov, Kristoffel R Dumon
OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the literature surrounding operating room-based in situ training in surgery. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted of MEDLINE. The review was conducted based on the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) methodology, and employed the Population, Intervention, Comparator, Outcome (PICO) structure to define inclusion/exclusion criteria. The Kirkpatrick model was used to further classify the outcome of in situ training when possible...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284655/improving-resident-performance-in-oculoplastic-surgery-a-new-curriculum-using-surgical-wet-laboratory-videos
#20
Kapil Mishra, Mariam Mathai, Robert C Della Rocca, Harsha S Reddy
OBJECTIVE: To develop a new oculoplastic curriculum that incorporates learning theory of skill acquisition. To develop and evaluate the effectiveness of instructional videos for an oculoplastic surgical wet laboratory. DESIGN: Proof of concept, randomized controlled trial. SETTING: New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai-tertiary care academic institution. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: In total, 16 ophthalmology residents were randomly assigned to 1 of 2 groups and given either video and text or text instructions alone for the following 2 procedures: blepharoplasty and eyelid laceration repair...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
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