einstein (São Paulo). 01/Dec/2014;12(4):467-72.

Development of laparoscopic skills in Medical students naive to surgical training

Worens Luiz Pereira Cavalini, Christiano Marlo Paggi Claus, Daniellson Dimbarre, Antonio Moris Cury Filho, Eduardo Aimoré Bonin, Marcelo de Paula Loureiro, Paolo Salvalaggio

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082014AO3237

Objective
To assess the acquisition of basic laparoscopic skills of Medical students trained on a surgical simulator.
Methods
First- and second-year Medical students participated on a laparoscopic training program on simulators. None of the students had previous classes of surgical technique, exposure to surgical practice nor training prior to the enrollment in to the study. Students´ time were collected before and after the 150-minute training. Skill acquisition was measured comparing time and scores of students and senior instructors of laparoscopic surgeryResults Sixty-eight students participated of the study, with a mean age of 20.4 years, with a predominance of first-year students (62%). All students improved performance in score and time, after training (p<0,001). Score improvement in the exercises ranged from 294.1 to 823%. Univariate and multivariate analyses identified that second-year Medical students have achieved higher performance after training.Conclusions Medical students who had never been exposed to surgical techniques can acquire basic laparoscopic skills after training in simulators. Second-year undergraduates had better performance than first-year students.

Development of laparoscopic skills in Medical students naive to surgical training

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