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The new ACS/APDS Skills Curriculum: moving the learning curve out of the operating room.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17926105     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Surgical education has dramatically changed in response to numerous constraints placed on residency programs, but a substantial gap in uniform practices exist, especially in the area of skills laboratory availability and usage. Simulation-based training has gained significant momentum and will be a requirement for residencies in the near future. In response, the American College of Surgeons and the Association of Program Directors in Surgery have formed a Surgical Skills Curriculum Task Force with the aim of establishing a National Skills Curriculum. The first of three phases will undergo implementation in 2007, with subsequent phases scheduled for launch in 2008. The curriculum has been carefully structured and designed by content experts to enhance resident training through reproducible simulations, with verification of proficiency before operative experience. Free-of-charge distribution is planned through a web-based platform, and widespread adoption is encouraged. In the future, these simulation-based strategies may be useful in assuring the competency of practicing surgeons and for credentialing purposes.
Daniel J Scott; Gary L Dunnington
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-10-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1091-255X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Gastrointest. Surg.     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-23     Completed Date:  2008-07-24     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9706084     Medline TA:  J Gastrointest Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  213-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Southwestern Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390-9156, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Clinical Competence*
Computer Simulation
Curriculum* / trends
Endoscopy / education
General Surgery / education*
Internship and Residency*
Models, Educational
Patient Simulation
Programmed Instruction as Topic
Task Performance and Analysis
Teaching / methods*

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