The SIU Surgical Performance Group includes surgeons, scientists, program designers and developers whose research, development and dissemination efforts are centered on fostering acquisition and maintenance of surgical practices that reliably lead to desired patient outcomes. This group:
1. conducts research, development, and dissemination activities on effective methods for acquiring and maintaining desirable surgical practices.
2. trains others in the research, development and organizational skills needed for work in this area, and
3. engages in other activities designed to encourage and support effective surgical training throughout the world.
The SIU Surgical Performance Group members listed above have research, development and dissemination commitments and responsibilities that are aligned directly with the mission of the SIU Surgical Performance Group. They carry primary responsibility for its success in achieving its mission. A number of other Departmental faculty contribute to the mission of the Surgical Performance Group as part of their research, development and dissemination commitments.
1. Factors influencing student learning in the operating room.
2. Review of factors that influence medical student and residents' career choices in Canada and the U.S.
3. The effect of microskills teaching in a surgery clinic.
4. Using common errors in the management of the acute abdomen in student education.
5. Where and how students best learn the clinical skills of diagnosis and patient management.
6. Development of a working knowledge base of what skills are important for Clerkship directors to have and what skills they generally possess.
7. What aspects of continuing medical educational programs best provide participants with positive outcomes
8. How well can a fourth year elective prepare medical students for general surgery internship
9. The use of error in technical skill instruction.
10. Sources of conflict and resolution strategies in medical learning groups.
11. Web-based Critical Appraisal for improving resident critical appraisal skills
12. Self-assessment of Surgical Skills Using a Simulated Trainer
13. Role of Simulated Flexible Sigmoidoscopy in Training Residents
14. Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Certification in the Skills Lab
15. Basic Science Clinical Activities: An Approach to Integrating Basic Science and Clinical Knowledge for Medical Students
16. OR time: Is there a learning curve that can be used to estimate competency?
17. How Fast Is Too Fast? - Impact of Videotape Speed on Error Detection Accuracy of Raters