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Low fidelity custom-made inguinoscrotal model: educational and a social indication
  1. Yousif H Eltayeb,
  2. A Jabbar Mahdi Salih,
  3. Darrel Bert Atkins
  1. Department Of surgery, Rashid Hospital, Dubai, UAE
  1. Correspondence to Yousif H Eltayeb, Department Of surgery, Rashid Hospital, P.O. Box 4545 Dubai, UAE; mryheltayeb{at}

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The aim of this paper is to highlight this model, which is easy to design and a useful teaching aid. Examination of male private parts can be an embarrassing experience for the patient and clinician, especially if it leads to erection during frequent palpation by inexperienced trainees. Simulation has shown to improve clinical skills of trainees to examine such intimate parts before clinical encounters1–3

Although there are various models to teach intimate clinical skills examination like rectal, pelvic, urinary and breast, there are no similar simple cheap inguinoscrotal models. This new model for clinical examination of inguinoscrotal region is the first of its kind, which is cheap, efficient and easily reproducible.


Globalisation phenomena, which touched all aspects of human life, have not spared medical service or medical education. Introduction of accreditation as a benchmarking global quality standard has led to drastic changes in medical practice and medical education. Patient safety and patients' rights have become a central issue. With increasing practice of day surgery, medical students are further denied sufficient exposure to clinical cases. Therefore, to bridge the gap between knowledge and practice, simulation is becoming increasingly used. Many studies have demonstrated its value in teaching and assessing clinical knowledge, procedural skills, attitudes and communication skills.1 Now, medical schools are increasingly incorporating simulation in their teaching curricula.2 The simulators used ranged from low to high fidelity reflecting the state–of-the-art 21st century …

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  • Contributors YHE is the main author who brought the idea of the hernia model which was made by AB, anaplatologist. AJMS is a professor of surgery who contributed by using the model for teaching and evaluation. Both AB and AJMS have contributed revising and commenting on the article.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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