Course 3:

iTeach: Fostering Instruction and Assessment of Residents and Fellows in the Gynecologic Operating Room

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Course Directors: Dionysios K. Veronikis, MD and Sara Wood, MD, MHPE

Course Faculty: Rajiv Gala, MD, and John Gebhart, MD, MS

This post-graduate course is a faculty development opportunity for participants to advance their knowledge in training residents and fellows specifically in the context of the operating room (OR). We will begin by interactively identifying challenges that faculty face when teaching in the OR followed by a review of the current hot topics in the operative education literature, including operative autonomy. Approaches to identify trainees operative learning needs will provide participants with a model to address those needs throughout the surgical case. Tips and tricks to facilitate operative instruction will be shared and highlighted through video demonstration.

Delivery of intraoperative performance feedback and the integration of these methods into and at the conclusion of a surgical case will be discussed. Specific attention will note mechanisms to minimize disruptions to the workflow of the faculty member to enhance the likelihood that the feedback will be provided and documented. Faculty perspectives and interactive audience participation of their own experiences of mitigating barriers to providing timely operative feedback will be shared. Finally, strategies to teach residents or fellows who have difficulty in receiving or incorporating feedback will be considered through case examples.

Course Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion, the participant should be able to:
1) Identify barriers that challenge surgical teaching and review the role of operative autonomy 
2) Demonstrate tools and approaches to recognize trainees: operative learning needs and direct surgical instruction to their needs
3) Provide best practice surgical assessment tools and instructions on how to incorporate them into your program for trainee improvement
4) Explain strategies to provide feedback when trainees require remediation


0800: Welcome and Introduction - All
0810: The Struggle is Real: What are the Barriers - Dr. Dionysious Veronikis
0830: Creating the Optimal OR Learning Environment to Develop Psychomotor Skills -  Dr. Sarah Wood
0905: How to Link Your Resident and Fellow Operative Learning Needs to Your Instruction - Dr. Rajiv Gala
0930: Tools and Systems to Facilitate Operative Feedback – Dr. John Gebhart
0950: Audience Questions -  ALL
1000: Break
1015: Promoting Operative Autonomy - Dr. Sarah Wood
1040: Methods to Prepare Learner Surgical Skills – Drs. Gala and Gebhart
1100: Delivering Feedback When It Isn't Wanted - Drs. Wood and Veronikis
1130: Conclusions - All
1140: Audience Questions