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The New ACS/APDS Skills Curriculum: Moving the Learning Curve Out of the Operating Room
Surgical education has dramatically changed in response to numerous constraints placed on residency programs, but a substantial gap in uniform practices exist, especially in the area of skillsExpand
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The briefing, intraoperative teaching, debriefing model for teaching in the operating room.
r he need for a more deliberate approach to operating room eaching becomes more imperative as duty hour restricions limit the exposure residents have to the operating oom. A good model for deliberateExpand
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Surgeon Information Transfer and Communication: Factors Affecting Quality and Efficiency of Inpatient Care
Objective:To determine the nature of surgeon information transfer and communication (ITC) errors that lead to adverse events and near misses. To recommend strategies for minimizing or preventingExpand
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An investigation of medical student reactions to feedback: a randomised controlled trial.
BACKGROUND Medical educators have indicated that feedback is one of the main catalysts required for performance improvement. However, medical students appear to be persistently dissatisfied with theExpand
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Peer and self assessment during problem-based tutorials.
BACKGROUND Peer and self assessment may contribute a unique and insightful perspective to a students' performance. This study investigates the association between self, peer, and faculty evaluationsExpand
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The art of mentoring.
While the golden era of mentoring may have been the age of apprentice ships in medicine, the birth of the clinical clerkship in the late 1800s provided the structure for the relationship betweenExpand
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Impact of a Structured Skills Laboratory Curriculum on Surgery Residents' Intraoperative Decision-Making and Technical Skills
Background This project sought to study the effectiveness of a curriculum to enhance the intraoperative clinical judgment and procedural skill of surgical residents. Method A multiinstitutional,Expand
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Forecasting Residents’ Performance—Partly Cloudy
The authors offer a practical guide for improving the appraisal of a resident's performance. They identify six major factors that compromise the process of observing, measuring, and characterizing aExpand
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Feasibility, reliability and validity of an operative performance rating system for evaluating surgery residents.
BACKGROUND Resident evaluation traditionally involves global assessments including clinical performance, professional behavior, technical skill, and number of procedures performed. These evaluationsExpand
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A senior elective designed to prepare medical students for surgical residency.
BACKGROUND The transition from medical student to surgery internship can be stressful. The goal of this project was to design, implement, and evaluate a 1-month long elective course that would meetExpand
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