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Simulation and Cadaver Workshop for Medical Students

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified February 2017 by Mayo Clinic
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Brian Shapiro, Mayo Clinic Identifier:
First received: November 4, 2016
Last updated: February 8, 2017
Last verified: February 2017

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.

Condition Intervention
Educational Problems
Other: Simulation/Cadaver lab
Other: Lectures

Study Type: Interventional
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

Further study details as provided by Mayo Clinic:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 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.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Mean grade on rotation evaluation [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    The rotation evaluation is a subjective grade by the course professor.

Estimated Enrollment: 60
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)
Arms Assigned Interventions
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
Other: Lectures
Standard Anatomy lectures were offered.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All medical students in 2nd year

Exclusion Criteria:

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT03050281

Contact: Brian P Shapiro, MD 904-953-7979

United States, Minnesota
Mayo Clinic Recruiting
Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905
Contact: Brian P Shapiro, MD    904-953-7979   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mayo Clinic
Principal Investigator: Brian P Shapiro, MD Mayo Clinic
  More Information

Responsible Party: Brian Shapiro, PI, Mayo Clinic Identifier: NCT03050281     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 16-003385 
Study First Received: November 4, 2016
Last Updated: February 8, 2017
Individual Participant Data  
Plan to Share IPD: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pathologic Processes processed this record on February 24, 2017