Hiroshi Yagi, MD, PhD, Osamu Itano, MD, PhD, FACS, Taizo Hibi, MD, PhD, Yuta Abe, MD, PhD, Minoru Kitago, MD, PhD, Masahiro Shinoda, MD, PhD, Yuko Kitagawa, MD, PhD, FACS. Keio University School of Medicine
Recently we started a commissioned project to establish efficient training program for advanced laparoscopic surgery supported by Japanese ministry of education, culture, sports, science and technology (MEXT). This program contains two separated courses: one is “basic course” for 2 years which is for residents from surgery, gynecology, urology or pediatric surgery to learn not only basic skills but also pit falls of different situations and differences of anatomical approaches or devices in the other organs and expertise, and the other is “advanced course” for another 2 years which is for experienced surgeons to become leaders of their field of expertise and they must be certified by the review of Japan Society for Endoscopic Surgery until the end of this program. To influence these long period of two courses, we constructed consortium with a principal investigator of robotics and haptics from the department of science and technology, from the department of anatomy for cadaver training, from animal facility, or surgical instructors from each expertise and also several branch hospitals that have various number of laparoscopic cases as well as IRCAD France by a partnership agreement. Ten residents have been started this program at the first year and now we are in the second year of this program. The “advanced course” has just started. The trainees must take paper exams and also submit reports after each activity. They also give us their opinion on the course they are taking which provides feedbacks for farther improvement of the program itself. This program will be evaluated its efficacy in next three years and we believe that this unique long-term educational program will reduce the incidence of laparoscopic surgery and foster skillful and talented leaders of each field.
Presented at the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Abstract ID: 77913
Program Number: P302
Presentation Session: Poster (Non CME)
Presentation Type: Poster