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Resident training and the dictated operative report: a national perspective.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20646398     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Using a nationwide survey, we aimed to determine the current status of operative dictation training in Canada.
METHODS: Residents and program directors in general surgery programs in Canada participated in this survey.
RESULTS: In all, 274 residents and 11 program directors responded to the survey (70% and 79% response rates, respectively). Among residents, 73% reported that their dictations were in need of improvement, and 56% reported never receiving feedback about their dictations. Most residents (80%) stated that they learned to dictate by reading old operative dictations, 75% reported that their program did not use any formal methods to help improve dictations, and 70% requested further training in dictation. In all, 91% of program directors felt that residency programs should include formal training in dictation but half could not identify any formal methods currently used in their programs.
CONCLUSION: There appears to be a marked deficiency in resident training in operative dictation nationwide.
Lawrence M Gillman; Ashley Vergis; Krista Hardy; Jason Park; Mark Taylor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie     Volume:  53     ISSN:  1488-2310     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-21     Completed Date:  2010-09-21     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372715     Medline TA:  Can J Surg     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  246-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
The Department of Surgery, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Data Collection / methods*
General Surgery / education*
Internship and Residency*
Medical Records*
Professional Practice / standards*
Program Evaluation*

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