Chi A Quach

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Importance Competency-based assessments of surgical resident performance require metrics of entrustable autonomy. Objectives To designate entrustable professional activities (EPAs) in global performance and in specific operations, and to identify differences in perceived capability, autonomy, and expectations between surgical faculty and residents. (More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether simulated patient (SP)-based training has comparable efficacy as live patient (LP)-based training in teaching Focused Abdominal Sonography for Trauma (FAST) knowledge and skill competencies to surgical residents. DESIGN A randomized pretest/intervention/posttest controlled study design was employed to compare the(More)
OBJECTIVE The first year of surgical training sometimes includes marginally educational or service-related tasks with limited direct interactions with faculty. We instituted a prototype rotation to address the changing needs and expectations of our intern class. This study was designed to evaluate the new rotation 17 months after it was implemented. (More)
OBJECTIVE To satisfy trainees' operative competency requirements while improving feedback validity and timeliness using a mobile Web-based platform. DESIGN The Southern Illinois University Operative Performance Rating Scale (OPRS) was embedded into a website formatted for mobile devices. From March 2013 to February 2014, faculty members were instructed to(More)
BACKGROUND The endocrine surgery program was established at the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2006 to enhance the educational experience of surgical residents in this area. The impact of this program on subjective and objective measures of resident education was prospectively tracked. METHODS Resident case logs, American Board of Surgery(More)
PURPOSE Provide analysis of data identifying the impending mass turnover of Directors and Coordinators of General Surgery residency programs and the potential effect on successful continuing accreditation including the ACGME Next Accreditation System (NAS) and associated self study. METHODS The Association of Residency Coordinators in Surgery, Executive(More)
OBJECTIVE Program directors often struggle to determine which factors in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) application are important in the residency selection process. With the establishment of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) competencies, it would be important to know whether information available in the(More)
BACKGROUND Our residency program developed and implemented an online portfolio system. In the present communication, we describe this system and provide an early analysis of its effect on competency-based performance and acceptance of the system by the residents. MATERIALS AND METHODS To measure competency-based performance, end-of-rotation global(More)
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