Evaluation of basic surgical skill workshop at undergraduate level in the discipline of surgery
Evaluation of basic surgical skill workshop
Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of basic surgical skill workshop at under graduate level.
Methods: This was randomized controlled study (cross-over design) conducted at Al-Nafees Medical College and hospital from 1st January to November 30th 2017. Undergraduate medical students of Year-5 MBBS were randomized into two groups to undergo surgical skills training. One was workshop or interventional Group-A, other was traditional teaching or control Group-B. Online random sampling calculator was used for randomization. Both groups were given a pretest and post-test in the form of two OSATS station.
Results: Total 49 students were enrolled in the study; Group-A had 25 whereas Group-B had 24 students. There was significant difference (p=0.000) in mean post-test scores of Group-A (36.28±6.75) and Group-B (24.17±5.09) out of 53 on OSATS station-1. Significant statistical difference (p=0.000) in the mean score of post-tests of Group-A (26.08±18.34) and Group-B (14.42±9.24) out of 37 was also noted on OSATS station-2. There was no significant difference in mean pretest scores on both stations in both groups.
Conclusions: This study has suggestions in development of curriculum as it provides a quantitative substantiation indicating that workshop teaching as a learning strategy can essentially augment traditional teaching of technical skills to undergraduate medical students.
How to cite this:
Yunus M, Ghani Z, Muhammad Ch. I, Akram A. Evaluation of basic surgical skill workshop at undergraduate level in the discipline of surgery. Pak J Med Sci. 2020;36(4):609-614. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.36.4.1792
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