Simulation and Cadaver Workshop for Medical Students
Background: The use of simulation and cadaveric laboratory training are highly beneficial for faculty and advanced trainees, but its usefulness for third-year medical students rotating through OB-GYN or general surgery is unknown.
Objective: To determine if a two-day intensive, cost-effective review of procedural skills and anatomy using the simulation laboratory and cadaver-based dissection improves performance of third-year medical students on the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Shelf and USMLE Step 2 board examination and during pre- and post-test demonstrations.
Significance: If proven effective, implementation of a short, inexpensive, and comprehensive course highlighting anatomical and procedural skills during the third year of medical school could be implemented.
Design Methods: The investigators will conduct a 1:1 randomization of third-year medical students rotating at all Mayo sites (Jacksonville, Rochester, and Scottsdale). The students will either participate in traditional education (N=20) as is currently taking place or traditional education plus cadaver-based/simulation-based learning (N=20). Third-year medical students rotating in OB-GYN or surgery will be eligible to enroll.
Anticipated Outcomes: Knowledge-based examination results as well as performance outcomes will be improved and procedural skills and overall satisfaction will be increased.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: No masking
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Utility, Feasibility, and Cost-effectiveness of Using a Combined Cadaver and Simulation Laboratory Experience During the OB-GYN and Surgical Medical School Clerkships|
- Mean shelf exam scores [ Time Frame: 1 year ]A "shelf" exam is an exam that some medical schools purchase from the NBME that test materials presented in the third-year clerkships. For this study the rotation scores examined were for obstetrics and gynecology, and surgery.
- Mean grade on rotation evaluation [ Time Frame: 1 year ]The rotation evaluation is a subjective grade by the course professor.
|Study Start Date:||April 2016|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||July 2017|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||July 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Simulation/Cadaver Workshop
2-day workshop using the Simulation/Cadaver Lab
Other: Simulation/Cadaver lab
The primary focus of this study is to determine whether the use of a comprehensive, combined, and simplified approach of using cadavers and simulation laboratories to train third-year medical students will have a beneficial effect on student performance in the OB-GYN and surgical clerkships.
Placebo Comparator: Didactic Workshop
Standard Anatomy lectures were offered.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT03050281
|Contact: Brian P Shapiro, MDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|United States, Minnesota|
|Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905|
|Contact: Brian P Shapiro, MD 904-953-7979 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator:||Brian P Shapiro, MD||Mayo Clinic|