Surgical skill acquisition with self-directed practice using computer-based video training.

@article{Jowett2007SurgicalSA,
  title={Surgical skill acquisition with self-directed practice using computer-based video training.},
  author={Nathan Jowett and Vicki Leblanc and George J Xeroulis and Helen Macrae and Adam Dubrowski},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={193 2},
  pages={237-42}
}
BACKGROUND Computer-based video training (CBVT) provides flexible opportunities for surgical trainees to learn fundamental technical skills, but may be ineffective in self-directed practice settings because of poor trainee self-assessment. This study examined whether CBVT is effective in a self-directed learning environment among novice trainees. METHODS Thirty novice trainees used CBVT to learn the 1-handed square knot while self-assessing their proficiency every 3 minutes. On reaching self… CONTINUE READING