Simulation and Cadaver Workshop for Medical Students
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03050281|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 10, 2017
Last Update Posted : October 22, 2019
Background: The use of simulation and cadaveric laboratory training are highly beneficial for faculty and advanced trainees, but its usefulness for third-year medical students rotating through OB-GYN or general surgery is unknown.
Objective: To determine if a two-day intensive, cost-effective review of procedural skills and anatomy using the simulation laboratory and cadaver-based dissection improves performance of third-year medical students on the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Shelf and USMLE Step 2 board examination and during pre- and post-test demonstrations.
Significance: If proven effective, implementation of a short, inexpensive, and comprehensive course highlighting anatomical and procedural skills during the third year of medical school could be implemented.
Design Methods: The investigators will conduct a 1:1 randomization of third-year medical students rotating at all Mayo sites (Jacksonville, Rochester, and Scottsdale). The students will either participate in traditional education (N=20) as is currently taking place or traditional education plus cadaver-based/simulation-based learning (N=20). Third-year medical students rotating in OB-GYN or surgery will be eligible to enroll.
Anticipated Outcomes: Knowledge-based examination results as well as performance outcomes will be improved and procedural skills and overall satisfaction will be increased.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Educational Problems||Other: Simulation/Cadaver lab Other: Lectures||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||60 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Utility, Feasibility, and Cost-effectiveness of Using a Combined Cadaver and Simulation Laboratory Experience During the OB-GYN and Surgical Medical School Clerkships|
|Study Start Date :||April 2016|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||July 31, 2019|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||July 31, 2019|
Experimental: Simulation/Cadaver Workshop
2-day workshop using the Simulation/Cadaver Lab
Other: Simulation/Cadaver lab
The primary focus of this study is to determine whether the use of a comprehensive, combined, and simplified approach of using cadavers and simulation laboratories to train third-year medical students will have a beneficial effect on student performance in the OB-GYN and surgical clerkships.
Placebo Comparator: Didactic Workshop
Standard Anatomy lectures were offered.
- Mean shelf exam scores [ Time Frame: 1 year ]A "shelf" exam is an exam that some medical schools purchase from the NBME that test materials presented in the third-year clerkships. For this study the rotation scores examined were for obstetrics and gynecology, and surgery.
- Mean grade on rotation evaluation [ Time Frame: 1 year ]The rotation evaluation is a subjective grade by the course professor.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03050281
|United States, Minnesota|
|Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905|
|Principal Investigator:||Brian P Shapiro, MD||Mayo Clinic|