Develop a tool to objectively quantify technical skills necessary to perform diagnostic
cystoscopy (using Objective Structured Assessment of Technical Skills- OSATS).
Develop criteria by which surgeons skills in diagnostic cystoscopy can be evaluated or
Develop an intervention (1.5 hour workshop) which can be replicated by other residency
programs in order to enhance learning of diagnostic cystoscopy. The workshop should be
adequate for practicing Gynecologists as well as they already have experience with
diagnostic hysteroscopy which uses many of the same concepts.
The OSATS and a written examination will be used to assess residents skills and knowledge
pertinent to diagnostic urethrocystoscopy. All residents will be tested on anatomic replica
of human bladder for baseline competency using the above tools. Then approximately half
will be randomly selected to undergo an educational intervention (a workshop teaching
diagnostic urethrocystoscopy). As we are interested in short-term acquisition, about a
week later all residents will be retested using the same methods. Grades on the exam will
be kept confidential.
- All Obstetrics & Gynecology and Urology resident physicians training at the
University of Cincinnati
- Any above resident with extensive training in cystoscopy