Topic: Education

Hypnosis Induced Mental Training Improves Performance on the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery Simulator

Gideon Sroka, MD, MSc, Monica Laniado, MD, Zahi Arnon, PhD, Elad Schief, MD, Ibrahim Matter, MD. Department of General Surgery(1), Complementary & Alternative Medicine Services(2) Bnai-Zion Medical Center, Haifa, Israel. Background: mental training is used extensively by musicians and athletes to improve their performance. Recently it has been suggested as a training method for surgical […]

Comparative Analysis of Laparoscopic and Robot-assisted Surgical Task Performance in Laparoscopic Novices and Experts

Ahmed M Zihni, MD, MPH, Jaime A Cavallo, MD, MPHS, Jason Chiu, BA, Ikechukwu Ohu, BS, Sohyung Cho, PhD, L. Michael Brunt, MD, FACS, Michael M Awad, MD, PhD. Washington University in St Louis, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. INTRODUCTION: Robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery (RALS) utilizes wristed instruments that provide more degrees of freedom than rigid traditional […]

Effects of Experience and a Reference Tool in Laparoscopic Length Measurements

Sara L Zettervall, MD, Hope T Jackson, MD, Ezra Teitelbaum, MD, Matt Holzner, BS, Jason Weissler, BS, Amdur L Richard, PhD, Khashayar Vaziri, MD, FACS. Department of Surgery, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC. Department of Surgery Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.. INTRODUCTION: Various gastrointestinal operations necessitate […]

Colonoscopy simulator training and transfer of skills to clinical practice

Pedro P Gomez, MD, Ross E Willis, PhD, Kent R Van Sickle, MD. University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Introduction: Surgical residents have learned flexible endoscopy techniques by practicing on patients in hospital settings under the strict guidance of experienced surgeons. Simulation is often used to "pre-train" novices on endoscopic skills before […]

The Business Engineering Surgical Technologies (BEST) Teaching Method: Incubating Talents for Surgical Innovation

Vivian De Ruijter, Peter Halvax, MD, Bernard Dallemagne, MD, Lee Swanstrom, MD, Jacques Marescaux, MD, Silvana Perretta, MD. IRCAD-IHU, University of Strasbourg, France. INTRODUCTION: Technological innovation in surgical science and healthcare is vital and calls for close collaboration between engineering and surgery. Platforms that facilitate effective and directed communication between professionals from both worlds would […]

Resident-led Deliberate Practice Utilizing Simulation

Caitlin A Halbert, DO, MS, Brian Frank, MD, Susan Coffey-Zern, MD. Christiana Care Health System. OBJECTIVES Simulation training is becoming standard in most teaching institutions across the country. It is a valuable teaching technique which provides opportunities for residents to learn and practice skills without affecting patient care. Simulation allows residents to practice skills in […]

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 […]

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