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Am J Surg. 2015 Nov;210(5):951-9. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2015.03.011. Epub 2015 May 16.

What supports students' education in the operating room? A focus group study including students' and surgeons' views.

Author information

1
Department of Pediatric Surgery, University Hospital of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany. Electronic address: sabine.zundel@med.uni-tuebingen.de.
2
Department of Pediatric Surgery, University Hospital of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany.
3
Department of Pediatric Neurology Children's Hospital Auf der Bult, Hannover, Germany.
4
Department of Assessment and Evaluation, Institute of Medical Education, Bern, Switzerland.

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND METHODS:

We conducted a focus group analysis with students and surgeons on factors which influence medical school students' education in the operating room (OR). The interviews were analyzed using grounded theory.

RESULTS:

The analysis resulted in 18 detailed and easily applyable themes, which were grouped into the four categories: "Students' preparation and organizational aspects", "Learning objectives", "Educational strategies for the teacher", and "Social-environmental aspects".

CONCLUSION:

By including students and surgeons, we were able to extend existing knowledge and enable better understanding of factors influencing teaching in the OR.

KEYWORDS:

Operating room; Surgical teaching; Teaching; Workplace-based education

PMID:
26072189
DOI:
10.1016/j.amjsurg.2015.03.011
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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