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Educación Médica

versión impresa ISSN 1575-1813


ARRIBALZAGA, Eduardo B.  y  JACOVELLA, Patricio F.. Observational study of surgical skills in residents. Educ. méd. [online]. 2006, vol.9, n.1, pp.27-34. ISSN 1575-1813.

Introduction: Some " black holes" in the knowledge transmission process, suggest to pay attention on the correct way to acquire specific surgical skills. The objective is to evaluate qualitative features of main surgical skills in two basis surgical techniques performed by residents. Material and method: Observational prospective preliminary study in University Hospital, in both thoracotomy and abdominoplasty performed. Through a modified comparison Likert scale, specific maneuvers were evaluated. Observers did not know surgeons identity. Statistical analysis (ANOVA and Student t test) was used to detect results validity and differences. Results: Both surgical techniques obtainded a number 2 value (good), without significant differences between them. Conclusions: A simple observational method allowed a situational diagnosis and demonstrated the importance of developing teaching skills in surgical residence program.

Palabras clave : Surgery; Surgical skills; Residents training; Evaluation.

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