J Surg Educ. 2018 Nov;75(6):1475-1479.

A Video-Based Coaching Intervention to Improve Surgical Skill in Fourth-Year Medical Students

Alameddine, Mitchell B.; Englesbe, Michael J.; Waits, Seth A.

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16 medical students were asked to complete two video-recorded suturing tasks 10 minutes apart. In between tasks the intervention group reviewed their video and received feedback from an attending surgeon coach; the control group did not. Compared to blinded expert ratings of control group performance, students who received 10-min coaching had greater improvements in bimanual dexterity. Interestingly, non-coached control students had greater improvements in efficiency and tissue handling ratings.