A method of objectively evaluating improvements in laparoscopic skills

  title={A method of objectively evaluating improvements in laparoscopic skills},
  author={Jeffrey Yau-Huei Chung and Jonathan M. Sackier},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
Background: In this paper, we explored a quick and inexpensive method to evaluate the improvement in laparoscopic skills gained by residents after attending a formal training course in laparoscopy. Methods: Surgical residents attending an endoscopic workshop were randomly selected to perform tasks in a training simulator. Each was evaluated qualitatively and quantitatively before and after the workshop. A control group of six residents who did not attend the workshop were selected to perform… CONTINUE READING

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