Assessment of Surgical Skills and Competency

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Abstract

Evaluation of surgical skills and competency are important aspects of the medical education process. Measurable and reproducible methods of assessment with objective feedback are essential components of surgical training. Objective Structured Assessment of Technical Skills (OSATS) is widely used across the medical specialties and otolaryngology-specific tools have been developed and validated for sinus and mastoid surgery. Although assessment of surgical skills can be time-consuming and requires human and financial resources, new evaluation methods and emerging technology may alleviate these barriers while also improving data collection practices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)959-965
Number of pages7
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Volume50
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2017

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Competency
  • Formative feedback
  • OSATS
  • Simulation
  • Surgical skills

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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