Testing surgical skills of obstetric and gynecologic residents in a bench laboratory setting: validity and reliability.

@article{Lentz2001TestingSS,
  title={Testing surgical skills of obstetric and gynecologic residents in a bench laboratory setting: validity and reliability.},
  author={Gretchen M Lentz and Lynn S Mandel and David M Lee and Carolyn Gardella and Jennifer Melville and Barbara A. Goff},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2001},
  volume={184 7},
  pages={1462-8; discussion 1468-70}
}
OBJECTIVE Resident surgical skills are acquired mainly through observing and later performing procedures in the operating room. Evaluation of surgical skills has traditionally been done through subjective faculty evaluation, a technique that has poor reliability and unknown validity. Our goal was to develop specific surgical tasks, both laparoscopic and open abdominal, that could be objectively and reliably evaluated in a bench laboratory setting. STUDY DESIGN The prospective development of a… CONTINUE READING

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