Surgery. 2020 Feb;167(2):308-313.

Targeted surgical coaching can improve operative self-assessment ability: A single-blinded nonrandomized trial

Bull, Nicholas B.; Silverman, Candice D. & Bonrath, Esther M.

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In a single-blinded, nonrandomized study, 12 general surgeons who regularly performed laparoscopic operations underwent 3-5 coaching sessions over 6-19 weeks focused on objective interpretation of observations and facilitative capacity building. After completion of the coaching program, surgeons’ self-assessment accuracy and correlation to experts’ ratings improved significantly compared to their baseline self-assessments.