Boot camp de simulación en urología: perspectiva de los delegados no británicos

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  • M O Sundelin
  • J D C Silva, República Checa.
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  • A V Daele, Bélgica.
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  • V Savopoulos, Department of Clinical Studies, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zambia, P.O. Box 32379, Lusaka, Zambia.
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  • G M Pirola, Telecom Italia
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  • S Ranasinghe, Neuroscience Research Australia, Sydney, Australia.
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  • B V Cleynenbreugel, Bélgica.
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  • C S Biyani, St. James University Hospital, Leeds
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  • M Kailavasan, Leicester General Hospital

BACKGROUND: Medical simulation has become an integral part of modern-day surgical training. Despite its benefits, it is still not widely incorporated in the curriculum of trainees. The Urology Boot Camp (USBC) is an innovative 5-day course aimed at trainees entering the UK training scheme. Since its implementation, there's been increasing interest by non-UK trainees.

OBJECTIVE: To assess the experiences of non-UK trainees in the USBC, both quantitatively and qualitatively, including skills progression analysis.

DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: This double-group cohort retrospective study included 20 delegates from non-UK countries and 76 trainees from UK who attended the USBC in 2017 and 2018. Trainees undertook pre- and post-course MCQs, pre-course operative experience questionnaires and a 12-month post-course survey on the usefulness of the skills acquired.

OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS AND STATISTICAL ANALYSIS: Differences in mean MCQ scores between UK and non-UK delegates at baseline and after the course were assessed by the independent T-test. Each core urology procedural skill was evaluated by an expert and graded according to a Likert scale (1-5). The Kruskal-Wallis test was used to assess the differences in the scores between both groups on endourological techniques. A Likert scale (1-5) was used to grade the participants' answers to the post-course 12-month survey.

RESULTS AND LIMITATIONS: Trainees from UK scored significantly higher in the pre-course MCQ assessment, however after completion of the boot camp, no significant difference was noted. There were no differences between the groups at e-BLUS completion times, and both groups significantly improved their results. A 12-month post-course survey on the utility of training during the boot camp and qualitative evaluation of the course by overseas delegates was very positive.

CONCLUSIONS: The USBC is a valuable learning experience that leads to improvement of technical and soft skills of UK and non-UK trainees alike.

Translated title of the contributionUrology simulation boot camp: A perspective from non-UK delegates
Original languageSpanish
JournalActas Urologicas Espanolas
Pages (from-to)49-56
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021

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