Topic: Education

Differences in Gaze Behaviour of Expert and Novice Surgeons Performing Open Inguinal Hernia Repair

Tony Tien, Philip Pucher, Mikael Sodergren, Kumuthan Sriskandarajah, Guang-Zhong Yang, Ara Darzi. Imperial College London Department of Surgery and Cancer at St. Mary’s Hospital. Introduction: Gaze behaviour has been used in allied fields in the evaluation of task proficiency. Such differences may be identified in surgery for the assessment of technical skill, particularly in the […]

THE SURGEON AND THE SCOPE: TALES FROM THE EARLY DAYS Tales from the Early Days of Laparoscopy at McGill

Katherine M McKendy, MD, Yusuke Watanabe, MD, Ekaterina Lebedeva, MLIS, Liane S Feldman, MD, Gerald M Fried, MD, Melina C Vassiliou, MD, MEd. McGill University Health Centre, Jewish General Hospital. This video is a compilation of interviews with the surgeons who pioneered the implementation of laparoscopic surgery at McGill. Using semi-structured interviews, we collected the […]

Communication Skills Training through the use of Virtual Simulation for General Surgery Residency

Caitlin Halbert, DO, MS, Kathryn Fulda, Susan Coffey-Zern, MD, Beth Fitzgerald, Gerard Fulda, MD. Christiana Care Health System. OBJECTIVES Simulation labs have enabled surgical residents to become familiar and gain proficiency on various procedures prior to operating on real patients. Not only can residents practice their technical skills, but the simulation lab can also be […]

Camera Navigation and Cannulation: Validity Evidence for 2 New Tasks

Y Watanabe, MD, E Bilgic, E M Ritter, MD, S Schwaitzberg, MD, P A Kaneva, MSc, K I Hoffman, PhD, J R Korndorffer, MD, D J Scott, MD, A Okrainec, MD, M T Odonnell, MD, L S Feldman, MD, G M Fried, MD, M C Vassiliou, MD. McGill University Health Centre, Tulane University, Uniformed Services […]

The Successful Development and Implementation of a Novel, Biliary Surgical Simulation Pathway Training Curriculum

Joseph M Buchholz, BS, Charles M Vollmer, MD, Kiyoyuki W Miyasaka, MD, Denise LaMarra, MS, Noel N Williams, MB, BCh, MCh, FRCSI, FRCS, Jon B Morris, MD, Rajesh Aggarwal, MD, PhD, MA, FRCS. Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. INTRODUCTION Traditionally, the function of simulation in surgical education is to provide instruction […]

3D Vision Systems and Our Surgical Performance; Superior Performance Or Unwarranted Discomfort? A Cross-over Study

Walid Elbakbak, MBBCh, MSc, Amina Bouhelal, MBBCh, MSc, Badriya Alariami, MRCS, Bijendra Patel, FRCS. Barts Cancer Institues, Queen Mary University of London.  Introduction: Our aims is to objectively assess the adverse effects of the two display systems 2D and 3D and their impact on surgical trainee’s laparoscopic performance. Methods: 24 novices with no medical or […]

Laparoscopic Surgery Skills Evaluation: Motion Analysis Based On Accelerometers

Alexis Sanchez, MD, MSc, Omaira Rodriguez, MD, Renata Sanchez, MD, Valentina Baez, MD, Oriana Salamo, MD, Luis Medina, MD. Robotic And Minimally Invasive Center – La Floresta Medical Institute, Robotic Surgery Program – University Hospital Of Caracas. Introduction Technichal skills are essential in the practice of surgery. Performance evaluation throught objetives metrics is important to […]


Erica Sutton, MD, Craig Ziegler, MS, Kevin Martin, BS, Stuart Crawford, BS, Matthew Golden, MD, J. David Richardson, MD. Hiram C. Polk, Jr. MD Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY. Introduction: This study evaluates if undergraduate medical trainees’ laparoscopic skills acquisition could be monitored and assessed using a virtual reality […]

Construct Validity and Possible Educational Role for Motion Analysis in a Laparoscopic Trainer

Maeve O’Neill Trudeau, MD, Ahmed Nasr, MD, FRCSC, Brian Carrillo, PhD, J. Ted Gerstle, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FAAP, Georges Azzie, MD, FRCSC. Dept of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto ON Canada. Centre for Image Guided Innovation & Therapeutic Intervention, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. Dept of Surgery, University of Ottawa, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, […]


A Madani, MD, Y Watanabe, MD, Mc Vassiliou, MD, P Fuchshuber, MD, Db Jones, MD, S Schwaitzberg, MD, Gm Fried, MD, Ls Feldman, MD. McGill University, Montreal, Canada; Kaiser Medical Center, Walnut Creek, CA, USA; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA; Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, MA, USA. INTRODUCTION: While energy devices are ubiquitous […]

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