Validity of ophthalmology surgical competency assessment rubric for strabismus surgery in resident training.
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 of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus / American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Clinical Competence; Education, Medical, Graduate; Educational Measurement; Humans; Internship and Residency; Oculomotor Muscles; Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures; Ophthalmology; Strabismus
Eye Surgery; Eye Muscle Surgery; Residents; Training
Motley WW 3rd, Golnik KC, Anteby I, et al. Validity of ophthalmology surgical competency assessment rubric for strabismus surgery in resident training. J AAPOS. 2016;20(2):184-185. doi:10.1016/j.jaapos.2015.12.007