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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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Ready for general practice within their specialty at the end of their residency.Abbreviations: Gen surg, general surgery; Gyn, gynecology; Uro, urology.
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f3-amep-6-055: Ready for general practice within their specialty at the end of their residency.Abbreviations: Gen surg, general surgery; Gyn, gynecology; Uro, urology.

Mentions: When asked whether they were ready for general practice within their specialization once their training program was finished, 50% of gynecology residents, 52% of urology residents, and 38% of general surgery residents gave a positive answer (Figure 3).


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)

Ready for general practice within their specialty at the end of their residency.Abbreviations: Gen surg, general surgery; Gyn, gynecology; Uro, urology.
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f3-amep-6-055: Ready for general practice within their specialty at the end of their residency.Abbreviations: Gen surg, general surgery; Gyn, gynecology; Uro, urology.
Mentions: When asked whether they were ready for general practice within their specialization once their training program was finished, 50% of gynecology residents, 52% of urology residents, and 38% of general surgery residents gave a positive answer (Figure 3).

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