Title: Gynaecological endoscopic surgical education and assessment. A diploma programme in gynaecological endoscopic surgery
Authors: Campo, Rudi ×
Wattiez, Arnaud
Tanos, Vasilis
Di Spiezio Sardo, Attilio
Grimbizis, Grigoris
Wallwiener, Diethelm
Brucker, Sara
Puga, Marco
Molinas, Roger
O'Donovan, Peter
Deprest, Jan
Van Belle, Yves
Lissens, Ann
Herrmann, Anja
Tahir, Mahmood
Benedetto, Chiara
Siebert, Igno
Rabischong, Benoit
De Wilde, Rudy Leon #
Issue Date: Jun-2016
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Series Title: Gynecological Surgery vol:13 pages:133-137
Abstract: In recent years, training and education in endoscopic surgery has been critically reviewed. Clinicians, both surgeons as gynaecologist who perform endoscopic surgery without proper training of the specific psychomotor skills, are at higher risk to increased patient morbidity and mortality. Although the apprentice-tutor model has long been a successful approach for training of surgeons, recently, clinicians have recognised that endoscopic surgery requires an important training phase outside the operating theatre. The Gynaecological Endoscopic Surgical Education and Assessment programme (GESEA) recognises the necessity of this structured approach and implements two separated stages in its learning strategy. In the first stage, a skill certificate on theoretical knowledge and specific practical psychomotor skills is acquired through a high-stake exam; in the second stage, a clinical programme is completed to achieve surgical competence and receive the corresponding diploma. Three diplomas can be awarded: (a) the Bachelor in Endoscopy, (b) the Minimally Invasive Gynaecological Surgeon (MIGS) and (c) the Master level. The Master level is sub-divided into two separate diplomas: the Master in Laparoscopic Pelvic Surgery and the Master in Hysteroscopy. The complexity of modern surgery has increased the demands and challenges to surgical education and the quality control. This programme is based on the best available scientific evidence, and it counteracts the problem of the traditional surgical apprentice-tutor model. It is seen as a major step toward standardisation of endoscopic surgical training in general.
ISSN: 1613-2076
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
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