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J Gynecol Obstet Biol Reprod (Paris). 2013 May;42(3):238-45. doi: 10.1016/j.jgyn.2013.01.002. Epub 2013 Mar 7.

[Interest of a structured laparoscopy training in a simulation center: survey of resident's point of view].

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Service de gynécologie-obstétrique et reproduction humaine, CHU Estaing/CHRU de Clermont-Ferrand, 1, place Lucie-Aubrac, 63100 Clermont-Ferrand, France.



Assess residents satisfaction within their participation to a short and structured training to laparoscopy, gathering theoretical and practical issues.


This course was divided in two periods of 3days including an individual prospective evaluation. For each period, the residents have answered to three questionnaires trying to evaluate their experience in laparoscopy and their short term and medium term satisfaction.


Three hundred residents from different French university hospitals have been involved in this study. After 4years, half of them were not satisfied with their chirurgical studies. Thirty-seven percent of them never attended to any surgical procedure as main operator. The training course has answered to their expectation for 95% of the residents and 85% said they now feel more confident about laparoscopy then before. According to 76% of them, it should be a compulsory and systematic training course and for 75%, they should be tested regarding their laparoscopy skills level during the resident studies period. The training on animals is the more efficient for 86% of them.


Due to the increasing number of residents and to the legal time for rest, the time spent in the operative room has decreased. People also do not accept easily the training made on true patients. Intensive and tested training are useful and answer to residents needs. They could be systematically integrated in their global curriculum.

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