Implementierung eines laparoskopischen Simulationstrainings in der studentischen Lehre-das Lübecker Toolbox-Curriculum

Translated title of the contribution: Implementation of a Laparoscopic Simulation Training in Undergraduate Medical Education-The Lübeck Toolbox-Curriculum

Tilman Laubert*, Michael Thomaschewski, Paul Auerswald, Markus Zimmermann, Linda Brüheim, Tobias Keck, Claudia Benecke

*Corresponding author for this work
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Background Simulation-based training has become increasingly relevant in minimally invasive surgery (MIS). It is unclear whether or not the established Lübeck Toolbox (LTB) Curriculum for the acquisition of basic MIS skills can be implemented to supplement standard undergraduate education in surgery and how it would be accepted. Materials und Methods Since 04/2015, students at the medical school of the University of Lübeck have had the option to complete the highly standardized and validated LTB Curriculum. It consists of six subsequent tasks with pre-defined learning goals. Video tutorials allow for a self-educating approach. The individual training progress is documented continuously as scheduled by the curriculum. The program was evaluated in a standardized manner using an established online platform for the evaluation of university courses at the University of Lübeck. Results Between 04/2015 and 07/2016, 63 students completed the LTB Curriculum. The general interest in a surgical specialty rose from an average of 1.61 (SD 0.78) before to 1.12 after the curriculum. The numbers of required repetitions for the training tasks 1âŠ-âŠ6 were median 24 (6âŠ-âŠ79), 23 (5âŠ-âŠ61), 7 (5âŠ-âŠ33), 15 (5âŠ-âŠ59), 16 (5âŠ-âŠ50), and 18 (7âŠ-âŠ48), respectively. None of the 63 students terminated the curriculum prematurely. On average, 4.35 (SD 1.58) hours per week were spent training with an overall duration of 4.1 (SD 1.2) weeks required to go through the LTB Curriculum. Evaluation results showed an overall rating of 1.0 (SD 0.17). The average learning progress, didactics and structure of the curriculum were rated as 1.0 (SD 0.24), 1.14 (SD 0.36), and 1.0 (SD 0.24), respectively. The relevance for the following study years and the future professional activity was reported to be 1.2 (SD 0.45) on average. Conclusion As an addition to the regular undergraduate program, the Lübeck Toolbox Curriculum was well accepted by many students. Evaluation showed exceedingly positive results. Furthermore, the data suggest that the LTB Curriculum may increase the interest in a surgical specialty among medical students. This aspect seems to be relevant in times where surgeons should make every effort to recruit young doctors for surgical residency.

Translated title of the contributionImplementation of a Laparoscopic Simulation Training in Undergraduate Medical Education-The Lübeck Toolbox-Curriculum
Original languageGerman
JournalZentralblatt fur Chirurgie - Zeitschrift fur Allgemeine, Viszeral- und Gefäßchirurgie
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)412-418
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 01.01.2018

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  • Research Area: Luebeck Integrated Oncology Network (LION)


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