We describe a structured and uniform resident experience in operative endoscopy and analyze the costs of implementing such a program at an urban academic medical center. The residency curriculum at Northwestern Memorial Hospital incorporates a five-part approach to endoscopy training: weekly endoscopy rounds, an annual animal laboratory for residents, an individual animal laboratory, supervision by skilled endoscopic surgeons, and a laparoscopic training facility. Thirty-two residents have completed the training over 4 years. The annual cost of the entire program is $34,500, which can be offset partially by vendor support. A comprehensive and continuous endoscopic training program is an important and affordable part of resident education.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynecology