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Cadaveric surgery in core gynaecology training: a feasibility study

Overview of attention for article published in Gynecological Surgery, January 2018
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Cadaveric surgery in core gynaecology training: a feasibility study
Published in
Gynecological Surgery, January 2018
DOI 10.1186/s10397-017-1034-0
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Chou Phay Lim, Mark Roberts, Tony Chalhoub, Jason Waugh, Laura Delgaty


Fresh frozen cadaver training has been proposed as a better model than virtual reality simulators in laparoscopy training. We aimed to explore the relationship between cadaveric surgical training and increased surgical confidence.To determine feasibility, we devised two 1-day cadaveric surgical training days targeted at trainees in obstetrics and gynaecology. Seven defined surgical skills were covered during the course of the day. The relationship between surgical training and surgical confidence was explored using both quantitative (confidence scores) and qualitative tools (questionnaires). Participants rated a consistent improvement in their level of confidence after the training. They universally found the experience positive and three overarching themes emerged from the qualitative analysis including self-concept, social persuasion and stability of task. It is pragmatically feasible to provide procedure-specific cadaveric surgical training alongside supervised clinical training. This small, non-generalisable study suggests that cadaveric training may contribute to an increase in surgical self-confidence and efficacy. This will form the basis of a larger study and needs to be explored in more depth with a larger population.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 27 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 7 26%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 15%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 11%
Professor 3 11%
Researcher 2 7%
Other 6 22%
Unknown 2 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 41%
Engineering 3 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 7%
Computer Science 2 7%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 4%
Other 2 7%
Unknown 6 22%

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