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Laparoscopy training in Belgium: results from a nationwide survey, in urology, gynecology, and general surgery residents.

De Win G, Everaerts W, De Ridder D, Peeraer G - Adv Med Educ Pract (2015)

Bottom Line: The global response rate was 58%.Most training programs did not follow the current evidence about proficiency-based structured simulation training with deliberate practice.Belgian resident training facilities for laparoscopic surgery should be optimized.

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Affiliation: Department of Urology, University Hospital Antwerp, Belgium ; Faculty of Medicine, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium.

ABSTRACT

Background: The purpose of this study was to investigate the exposure of Belgian residents in urology, general surgery, and gynecology to laparoscopic surgery and to training of laparoscopic skills in dedicated training facilities.

Methods: Three similar specialty-specific questionnaires were used to interrogate trainees in urology, general surgery, and gynecology about their exposure to laparoscopic procedures, their acquired laparoscopic experience, training patterns, training facilities, and motivation. Residents were contacted via their Belgian specialist training organization, using Survey Monkey as an online survey tool. Data were analyzed with descriptive statistics.

Results: The global response rate was 58%. Only 28.8% of gynecology respondents, 26.9% of urology respondents, and 52.2% of general surgery respondents felt they would be able to perform laparoscopy once they had finished their training. A total 47% of urology respondents, 66.7% of general surgery respondents, and 69.2% of gynecology respondents had a surgical skills lab that included laparoscopy within their training hospital or university. Most training programs did not follow the current evidence about proficiency-based structured simulation training with deliberate practice.

Conclusion: Belgian resident training facilities for laparoscopic surgery should be optimized.

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Percentage of respondents over the different training years.Abbreviations: Gen surg, general surgery; Gyn, gynecology; Uro, urology.
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f1-amep-6-055: Percentage of respondents over the different training years.Abbreviations: Gen surg, general surgery; Gyn, gynecology; Uro, urology.

Mentions: The questionnaire was emailed to 315 trainees. The global response rate was 58% (64% for urology trainees, 67% for general surgery trainees, and 51% for gynecology trainees). Mean age of the respondents was 27.9 years for general surgery trainees, 29.1 years for urology trainees, and 27.5 years for gynecology trainees. Among the respondents, 63.5%, 59.3%, and 12.3% were males in urology, general surgery, and gynecology, respectively. A total 32% of urology trainees were involved in a PhD program compared with 7.7% of general surgery trainees and 8.2% of gynecology trainees. Figure 1 shows the distribution according to the year of training, and Figure 2 shows the distribution according to the different Belgian universities.


Laparoscopy training in Belgium: results from a nationwide survey, in urology, gynecology, and general surgery residents.

De Win G, Everaerts W, De Ridder D, Peeraer G - Adv Med Educ Pract (2015)

Percentage of respondents over the different training years.Abbreviations: Gen surg, general surgery; Gyn, gynecology; Uro, urology.
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f1-amep-6-055: Percentage of respondents over the different training years.Abbreviations: Gen surg, general surgery; Gyn, gynecology; Uro, urology.
Mentions: The questionnaire was emailed to 315 trainees. The global response rate was 58% (64% for urology trainees, 67% for general surgery trainees, and 51% for gynecology trainees). Mean age of the respondents was 27.9 years for general surgery trainees, 29.1 years for urology trainees, and 27.5 years for gynecology trainees. Among the respondents, 63.5%, 59.3%, and 12.3% were males in urology, general surgery, and gynecology, respectively. A total 32% of urology trainees were involved in a PhD program compared with 7.7% of general surgery trainees and 8.2% of gynecology trainees. Figure 1 shows the distribution according to the year of training, and Figure 2 shows the distribution according to the different Belgian universities.

Bottom Line: The global response rate was 58%.Most training programs did not follow the current evidence about proficiency-based structured simulation training with deliberate practice.Belgian resident training facilities for laparoscopic surgery should be optimized.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Urology, University Hospital Antwerp, Belgium ; Faculty of Medicine, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium.

ABSTRACT

Background: The purpose of this study was to investigate the exposure of Belgian residents in urology, general surgery, and gynecology to laparoscopic surgery and to training of laparoscopic skills in dedicated training facilities.

Methods: Three similar specialty-specific questionnaires were used to interrogate trainees in urology, general surgery, and gynecology about their exposure to laparoscopic procedures, their acquired laparoscopic experience, training patterns, training facilities, and motivation. Residents were contacted via their Belgian specialist training organization, using Survey Monkey as an online survey tool. Data were analyzed with descriptive statistics.

Results: The global response rate was 58%. Only 28.8% of gynecology respondents, 26.9% of urology respondents, and 52.2% of general surgery respondents felt they would be able to perform laparoscopy once they had finished their training. A total 47% of urology respondents, 66.7% of general surgery respondents, and 69.2% of gynecology respondents had a surgical skills lab that included laparoscopy within their training hospital or university. Most training programs did not follow the current evidence about proficiency-based structured simulation training with deliberate practice.

Conclusion: Belgian resident training facilities for laparoscopic surgery should be optimized.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus