Background Recent General Medical Council and Joint Committee on Surgical Training (JCST) recommendations are for Trusts and Deaneries to increase the amount of educationally valid simulation training throughout the pre-consultant years. In Wessex, we currently have no formal simulation training for our core surgical trainees. To create and implement their training programme is a huge project with many factors to be addressed. A large part of my project is to ensure sustainability of the programme, and that the core trainees continue to receive an excellent teaching programme year after year. Below is a summary of the tasks achieved to date and the forward plan.
Methodology To ensure interest, attendance and subsequent learning by the trainees, I have been conducting semi-structured interviews with each current core trainee followed by qualitative analysis of the responses. In performing this research I aim to gain knowledge of the important stressors to core trainees in their progress through to registrar level, and create scenarios surrounding these in order to ease the transition and improve patient safety.
Results The results so far indicate that the trainees value their training very highly and believe simulation delivered well will be of significant benefit.
Potential impact Involving the trainees in the development of their programme is more likely to engage them in the process, and learning. In meeting eith each trainee and discussing their concerns and experience to date, enable training to be directed towards individual needs.
Annual specialty report 2010/2011. GMC/JCST
- Category: Course or curriculum evaluation/innovation/integration
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