Title

Validity of ophthalmology surgical competency assessment rubric for strabismus surgery in resident training.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1-2016

Identifier

DOI: 10.1016/j.jaapos.2015.12.007

Abstract

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requires US residency programs to assess ophthalmology residents for competency in 6 core areas. Ophthalmic surgical skills are currently part of the ACGME "Patient Care" competency, although some have advocated for a seventh competency, "Surgical Skills." The Ophthalmology Surgical Competency Assessment Rubric for Strabismus Surgery in Resident Training (Strabismus) tool was designed to aid in the assessment of surgical skills using procedure specific behavioral anchors. The present study evaluated inter-rater agreement of the Strabismus tool in the assessment of resident performance.

Strabismus evaluations of resident surgical strabismus cases were performed by a multinational group of faculty strabismus surgeons. Cronbach α statistical analysis of the completed evaluations revealed high inter-rater agreement, indicating the Strabismus is a reliable tool to facilitate assessment of resident strabismus surgical skills.

Journal Title

Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus / American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

Volume

20

Issue

2

First Page

184

Last Page

185

MeSH Keywords

Clinical Competence; Education, Medical, Graduate; Educational Measurement; Humans; Internship and Residency; Oculomotor Muscles; Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures; Ophthalmology; Strabismus

Keywords

Eye Surgery; Eye Muscle Surgery; Residents; Training

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