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Rapid Assessment of Trainee Endoscopy Skills (RATES) Study (RATES)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02247115
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 23, 2014
Last Update Posted : March 20, 2017
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Carolinas Medical Center
Columbia University
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Virginia Mason Hospital/Medical Center
Geisinger Clinic
Henry Ford Hospital
Indiana University
Johns Hopkins University
Mayo Clinic
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York Methodist Hospital
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Fox Chase Cancer Center
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Kansas Medical Center
University of Texas
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Washington University School of Medicine
Ohio State University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Colorado, Denver

Brief Summary:

The establishment of a number of training programs in therapeutic endoscopy, standardization of the performance of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and endoscopy retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and definition of competence is of paramount importance. The length of training and minimum number of procedures, requisite theoretical learning and methodology to define competence in EUS and ERCP are not well defined. The investigators research has demonstrated that individuals in training acquire skills at different rates and the number of procedures completed alone is a suboptimal marker for competency in a given procedure. Hence, emphasis needs to be shifted away from the number of procedures performed to performance metrics with well-defined and validated thresholds of performance. Multicenter prospective data are needed to help guide development of competency based medical education that define learning curves in EUS and ERCP and set evidence-based benchmarks required to achieve competence using a validated competency assessment tool.

Hypothesis: The central hypothesis is that a validated EUS and ERCP competency assessment tool will allow for reliable and generalizable standardized learning curves, competency benchmarks and creation of a centralized national database that compares a trainee's performance amongst peers.


Condition or disease
Competency-Based Education

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 36 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Rapid Assessment of Trainee Endoscopy Skills (RATES) Study: A Prospective Multicenter Study Evaluating Competence in Endoscopic Ultrasound and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatogram Among Advanced Endoscopy Trainees
Study Start Date : July 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2016

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MedlinePlus related topics: Endoscopy




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Overall competency [ Time Frame: Up to 12 months ]
    The proportion of advanced endoscopy trainees (AETs) that achieve overall competency in EUS and ERCP using a standardized competency assessment tool with a comprehensive data collection and reporting system.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Competency in EUS [ Time Frame: Up to 12 months ]
    The proportion of AETs that achieve competency in individual technical (EUS stations, and FNA) and cognitive (TMN staging) aspects of EUS.

  2. Competency in ERCP [ Time Frame: Up to 12 months ]
    The proportion of trainees that achieve competency in individual technical (cannulation rate, stone removal and stent placement) and cognitive (proficient use of cholangiography) aspects of ERCP.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Program directors and AETs at all advanced endoscopy programs registered with the ASGE will be invited to participate in this study and will be considered as study participants.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Program directors and AETs at all advanced endoscopy programs registered with the ASGE will be invited to participate in this study and will be considered as study participants.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • N/A

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02247115


Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Colorado, Denver
Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Carolinas Medical Center
Columbia University
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Virginia Mason Hospital/Medical Center
Geisinger Clinic
Henry Ford Hospital
Indiana University
Johns Hopkins University
Mayo Clinic
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York Methodist Hospital
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Fox Chase Cancer Center
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Kansas Medical Center
University of Texas
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Washington University School of Medicine
Ohio State University
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Sachin Wani, MD University of Colorado, Denver

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Responsible Party: University of Colorado, Denver
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02247115     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 14-0604
First Posted: September 23, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 20, 2017
Last Verified: March 2017
Keywords provided by University of Colorado, Denver:
endoscopic ultrasound
endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
competency