Remote Microsurgery Coach: a comparison of in-person to remote coaching for teaching basic microsurgery skills
Remote Microsurgery Coach: A prospective, randomized controlled study of in-person versus remote coaching for achieving basic microsurgery proficiency
This study enrolls medical students, residents, and attending physicians. The purpose of the study is to learn how effective a remove microsurgery coach is to improve technical skills.
Participants will commit about 1 hour per week for a total of four weeks (session timing is flexible). During this time, participants will have an
introduction to microsurgery, one-on-one instruction from one of our microsurgery attendings, and a certificate of completion. While these skills are most obviously translatable for those interested in plastic surgery, vascular surgery, and hand surgery, this is open to all who are interested in picking up a new skill
with direct expert supervision.
Evaluate the effectiveness of a remote microsurgery coach as a training feedback modality versus in person training in a microsurgery course.Evaluate the effectiveness of a remote microsurgery coach for improvement in technical microsurgical skills. Assess whether a remote microsurgery coach decreases anastomosis errors.
Adults ages 18+.
Fourth year medical students, residents, fellow physicians, and junior attendings in the general surgery, otolaryngology, vascular surgery, and head and neck surgery programs.
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