American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Session Code: PS131
Title: How to Assess the Operative Skills of Senior Surgery Residents
Date and Time of Session: Monday, October 23: 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
Description: Readiness for practice for graduating surgery residents and fellows has become a subject of increased scrutiny. Resident experience with advanced general surgery cases nationally has decreased and deciphering comments in letters of recommendation from program directors can be challenging. Overall case numbers as a surrogate for experience and skill can be limited by the resident’s true involvement in performing the case.This session will provide an overview of options for objectively assessing operative skills of potential new partners. Particular examples will include video-based review of cases, site visits with live observation of cases, or reliance on standardized assessments (SIMPL) performed by faculty. Panelists will review their experience with these methodologies and specifically address legal barriers and patient privacy challenges and how to overcome them.
CME Credit Hours: 1.5
Webcast Package Available: Yes
Audio Package Available: Yes
Education / Outcomes & Safety (EDU), Residents / Medical Students (RES-MED)
Credit to Address Regulatory Mandates:
Patient safety, Risk Management
Sponsored By:
Committee on Resident Education
Program Participants:
Aaron R. Jensen, MD
Gary L. Dunnington, MD, FACS
Speaker Can I Trust You to do My Colectomy?Entrustment and Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) in Achieving Resident Autonomy
Rebecca M. Minter, MD, FACS
Speaker Using Mobile Micro-Assessment to Measure Competence
Brian C. George, MD MAEd
Speaker Video-Based Assessment of Operative Skills
Justin B. Dimick, MD, MPH, FACS
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