ACS/APDS/ASE Fundamentals of Assessment for Surgical Faculty: Laparoscopy Technical Skills

Welcome to the ACS/APDS/ASE Fundamentals of Assessment for Surgical Faculty: Laparoscopy Technical Skills Pilot! The objective of this self-paced, interactive Module is to introduce concepts and tools for assessment, review the principles of providing good assessment and feedback, and consider how you can give depth and detail to your assessment.

In this course, learners will participate in three self-paced sections that cover the fundamentals of assessment and narrative feedback. Common assessment tools such as the Zwisch scale and Objective Structured Assessment of Technical Skills (OSATS) will be covered.  Frame of Reference Training will offer guided examples with expert raters.  The Assessment Practicum offers five opportunities for practice with real-world videos, craft narrative feedback, and identify effective feedback, select an appropriate Zwisch rating with expert commentary provided.  The goal of this module is to offer guided exercises assessing residents and medical students to easily incorporate assessment into everyday practice.

Target Audience

  • Practicing surgeons
  • Surgeon Educators
  • Faculty

Learning Objectives

By participating in this course, learners will be able to:

  • Define terms associated with assessment and feedback
  • Apply the principles of providing good assessment and feedback
  • Use common assessment tools effectively
  • Incorporate assessment into everyday practice

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Certificate of Completion
Course opens: 
02/07/2022
Course expires: 
02/29/2024

Disclosure Information

In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all financial relationships with any commercial interest (termed by the ACCME as “ineligible companies”, defined below) held in the last 24 months (see below for definitions). Please note that first authors were required to collect and submit disclosure information on behalf all other authors/contributors, if applicable.

Ineligible company

The ACCME defines an “ineligible company” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients. Providers of clinical services directly to patients are NOT included in this definition.

Financial Relationships

Relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit.  Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected.  ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.

Conflict of Interest

Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of an ineligible company with which he/she has a financial relationship.

The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity.  Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during the educational activity, please report it on the evaluation. 

Speaker and Moderator Disclosures

Daniel L. Dent, MD, FACS -Nothing to disclose
Susan Steinemann, MD, FACS -Nothing to disclose
James R. Korndorffer Jr., MD, MHPE, FACS -Nothing to disclose
James Rucinski, MD, FACS -Nothing to disclose
Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FSACME, MAMSE -Nothing to disclose

Program Committee Disclosures

Daniel L. Dent, MD, FACS -Nothing to disclose
Susan Steinemann, MD, FACS -Nothing to disclose
James R. Korndorffer Jr., MD, MHPE, FACS -Nothing to disclose
James Rucinski, MD, FACS -Nothing to disclose
Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FSACME, MAMSE -Nothing to disclose

Continuing Medical Education Credit Information

Accreditation

The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The American College of Surgeons designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

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Course Completion

To received the CME certificate, participants will need to complete the following:

  • Review all course materials
  • Course evaluation

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Certificate of Completion
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