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Title: Training and assessment of technical skill in vascular surgery
Author: Pandey, Vikas
ISNI:       0000 0001 3466 4196
Awarding Body: Imperial College London
Current Institution: Imperial College London
Date of Award: 2008
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Recent media attention on high-profile cases of flawed surgical practice has led to increasing awareness amongst the public and surgical profession of the need for quality control in surgery. Vascular surgery remains a highly technical and unforgiving specialty. These factors together with recent reductions in trainees' work hours have driven surgical educators to develop new methods ofenhancing surgical training and assessing technical perfonnance. Simulation using synthetic models allows for augmentation of training and assessing surgical technique whilst avoiding ethical concerns with animal models and storage and licensing problems associated with cadavers. Hypothesis 1. Vascular surgical training can be enhanced by training on synthetic simulators. 2. Technical skill in vascular surgery can be assessed in a standardised, objective and robust manner with these simulators in an examination setting. Results Three methods were utilised initially, to assess surgical skill: qualitative assessment using rating scales for generic surgical technique (p
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Qualification Name: Thesis (M.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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