Ann Surg. 2015 Aug;262(2):205-12.

Comprehensive Surgical Coaching Enhances Surgical Skill in the Operating Room: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Bonrath, Esther M.; Dedy, Nicolas J.; Gordon, Lauren E.;& Grantcharov, Teodor P.

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During a 2-month minimally invasive surgery rotation, 18 general surgery residents were randomized to conventional training or weekly coaching sessions with an attending foregut surgeon coach. Results show that residents that underwent surgical coaching scored higher on procedure-specific skill ratings, made fewer technical errors, and demonstrated more accurate self-assessments of their own performance.