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The Society of European Robotic Gynaecological Surgery (SERGS) Pilot Curriculum for robot assisted gynecological surgery

Rusch, Peter; Kimmig, Rainer; Lecuru, Fabrice; Persson, Jan LU ; Ponce, Jordi; Degueldre, Michel and Verheijen, René (2017) In Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics p.1-6
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Purpose: To set forth experiences in the context of the SERGS Pilot Curriculum—the first standardized educational program for robotic use in gynecological surgery—in terms of feasibility, effectiveness and potential for certification. Methods: The Society of European Robotic Gynecological Surgery (SERGS) outlined a Pilot Curriculum for standardized education in robot-assisted laparoscopic gynecological surgery. Its feasibility and acceptance were checked in the form of a fellowship pilot program conducted at four European Centers of Excellence for robot-assisted surgery. Results and conclusions derived from this pilot program are presented. Results: The SERGS Pilot Curriculum defines criteria for a standardized training and assessment... (More)

Purpose: To set forth experiences in the context of the SERGS Pilot Curriculum—the first standardized educational program for robotic use in gynecological surgery—in terms of feasibility, effectiveness and potential for certification. Methods: The Society of European Robotic Gynecological Surgery (SERGS) outlined a Pilot Curriculum for standardized education in robot-assisted laparoscopic gynecological surgery. Its feasibility and acceptance were checked in the form of a fellowship pilot program conducted at four European Centers of Excellence for robot-assisted surgery. Results and conclusions derived from this pilot program are presented. Results: The SERGS Pilot Curriculum defines criteria for a standardized training and assessment of performance, boosts the learning curve of the candidate and increases contentment at work. Regarding face validity, it proves valuable as finally all candidates could perform the outlined procedure safely and efficiently without supervision. Conclusion: Due to the immense increase of robotic procedures in gynecology standardized training curricula are indispensable. This seems highly necessary to ensure patients’ safety and surgical outcome. The SERGS Pilot Curriculum sets standards for a stepwise theoretical and practical training in gynecological robotic procedures. It seems feasible as instrument for accreditation as gynecologic robotic surgeon. Though as a general applicable guideline for systematic training in robot-assisted surgery, a definite curriculum should have a more definite timeline and implementation of a structured assessment of performance.

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  author       = {Rusch, Peter and Kimmig, Rainer and Lecuru, Fabrice and Persson, Jan and Ponce, Jordi and Degueldre, Michel and Verheijen, René},
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  keyword      = {Educational program,Fellowship,Robotic,Training},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {12},
  pages        = {1--6},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics},
  title        = {The Society of European Robotic Gynaecological Surgery (SERGS) Pilot Curriculum for robot assisted gynecological surgery},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00404-017-4612-5},
  year         = {2017},
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