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Objective assessment of technical skills in surgery

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7436.403-a (Published 12 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:403

Surgical skills and facts may be best taught in non—clinical training modules

  1. James P B O'Connor ([email protected]), anatomy demonstrator
  1. Department of Anatomy, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PT

    EDITOR—Moorthy et al highlight the need to assess surgical trainees' skills reliably and accurately, outlining options available to achieve this end.1 Inadequate objective skill based assessment and poor knowledge of basic science are major concerns for both trainers and trainees alike.

    However, the context in which skills and facts are acquired is …

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