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2020 APGO Surgical Education Scholars Projects

Validation of an Anatomically Accurate, Low-Fidelity Vaginal Hysterectomy Model
Francisco Aguirre, III, MD, Stephanie Cross, MD, Mitchell Edelson, MD, Recia Frenn, MD, Adam Kansagor, DO, Bronwyn Kenny, MD, Melissa Moffitt, MD, Dani Zoorob, MD

Development and Implementation of Event-Based Assessments for Milestones Feedback using myTIPreport
Aileen Jenna Beckham, MD

A Low-Fidelity Laparoscopic Excision of Endometriosis Teaching Model for OB/Gyn Residents
Megan Billow, DO

Simulation Increases Anticipated Usage of Trigger Point Injections in Treatment of Myofascial Abdominal Pain
Mark Dassel, MD

Implementing Communications Training for Ob-Gyn Residents: Disclosure of Adverse Perioperative Events
Brittany Davidson, MD

Does Self-Evaluation Improve Surgical Skills? A Randomized Control Trial: A Pilot
Julia Keltz, MD

Development and Validation of a Laparoscopic Adherent Bladder Dissection Model for Surgical Training
Alejandro Lozano, MD

Video as a Means to Evaluate Surgical Performance: A Pathway to Proficiency
Kiwita Phillips, MD

Learner-Initiated Feedback Framework Trial (LIFFT): A Formal Framework for Perioperative Feedback
Kevin Phung, MD

Clinician Perspectives of VirtaMed GynoS™ Intrauterine Device Insertion Simulator
Christina Rogers, DO

The Association of Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Skills Scores with Surgical Performance in Gynecology
Maria Vargas, MD

Timing the “Fun” to the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) in an Ob-Gyn Residency Training Program
Corey Wagner, MD



2018 APGO Surgical Education Scholars Projects

Pre-operative checklist effects on surgical resident and attending physician satisfaction
R. Edward Betcher, MD

Simulation Model for Retroperitoneal Dissection: Can Improve Surgical Skills for Complicated Open Laparotomy
Gloria Bowles-Johnson, MD

Assessing the impact of repeated simulation of 4th degree lacerations on resident competency
Hema Brazell, MD

Surgical Management of Postpartum Hemorrhage- building a standardized, validated task trainer
Meleen Chuang, MD

Managing Hemorrhage After Second-Trimester D&E: Individual Simulation Training for Ob/Gyn Residents
Elizabeth Deans, MD, MPH

Implementation of MyTIPreport Application Improves Resident Perception of Feedback on Surgical Skills
Minda Green, MD

Formal Shared Decision-Making Training and Evaluation Tools for OBGYN Residency Curriculum
Padma Kandadai, MD, MPH

Development of a Proficiency-Based Simulation Training Model for Laparoscopic Vaginal Cuff Closure
Sepideh Khalilian, MD

Objective Assessment of Proficiency in Vaginal Cuff Closure Using Sensor Technology
Cara King, DO, MS

Development and Validation of an Objective Assessment Tool for Abdominal Hysterectomy Competency
Trevin Lau, MD

Minimally Invasive Surgery Gynecology Resident Curriculum
Behy Nejad, MD

Hysteroscopic Resection Training Utilizing a Virtual Reality and Low Fidelity Model: A Pilot Study
Nima Patel, MD, MS

Abdominal Hysterectomy Simulator with a 3D Printed Uterus
Amanda Pauley, MD

The Hysterectomy Teaching Program: How Can We Improve Quality and Consistency of Teaching in the Operating Room?
Tana Pradhan, DO

Low-fidelity Cystoscopy Simulation in Ob/Gyn Residents and Skills Retention
Ervin Riano, MD

Direct Observation vs Video Review of Laparoscopic Gynecologic Cases and their Effect on Evaluation
Rocco Rossi, MD

Residents As Educators: Comparing A Dreyfus Global Rating Scales to a Checklist for Assessing Resident Competency and Readiness
Hedwidge Saint Louis, MD, MPH

Burning the Midnight Oil: Resident Surgical Performance in Emergent, Off-Hour Procedures
Nicole Salvo, MD

Teaching and Sustaining a Shared Mental Model for Intraoperative Communication and Teamwork
Lauren Schiff, MD

Describing Surgical Skill Learning Curves in OBGYN Residency:  A Process Using myTIPreport
Kevin Schuler, MD

Development and Validation of a Simulation Model for Laparoscopic Colpotomy
Michael Sprague, MD

Time Out for Teaching: Implementing a Post-Procedure Time Out to Improve Surgical Evaluations
Jennifer Straney, MD 



2016 APGO Surgical Education Scholars Projects

Evaluation of an Open Surgical Skills Curriculum
Anitra Beasley, MD, MPH

Assessment of Faculty and Resident Views on Resident Surgical Feedback
Shan Biscette, MD

Development of a Needs Assessment Tool to Guide Surgical Training
Kelli Braun, MD

Dual Console Technology Robotic Platform Intraoperative Handoffs:”Near Miss” Prevention and Patient Safety Enhancement
Michael Breen, MD

Interventions to Maximize Medical Student Learning of Cystoscopy
Cynthia Brincat, MD,PhD

Faculty Attitudes towards TVH and Impact of Vaginal Hysterectomy Simulator
Sandra Dayaratna, MD

Impact of Video-Based Coaching on Gynecologic Resident Laparoscopic Suturing
Nicole Donnellan, MD

Surgical Competency for Robot-Assisted Hysterectomy: Development and Validation of a Clinical Assessment Tool
Peter Frederick, MD

Utility of a Cesarean Delivery Surgical Skills Simulation Session for Family Medicine Residents Pursuing Surgical Obstetrics Training
Timothy Kremer, MD

A Pilot Study: An Online Teaching Tool for Standardization of Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Curriculum
Carrie Langstraat, MD

Knowing Operative Tying: The KnOT study
Christina Lewicky-Gaupp, MD

Instrument Training for Gynecologic Laparoscopy: A Pilot-Scale Randomized Control Trial to Improve Womens Safety
Mark Lewis, DO, MS

Sterilization and Contraception Costs: An Educational Needs Assessment and Intervention
Anjali Martinez, MD

Integration of Cystoscopy into OBGYN Junior Residency Curriculum: A Simulation Based Approach
Francine McLeod, MD

Low fidelity vaginal hysterectomy simulator increases resident attitudes towards performing TVH
Laura A. Parks, MD

The Educational Value and Feasibility of a Video-Capture System in the Surgical Training of OBGYN Residents
Timothy Pellini, MD

Monitoring Resident Surgical Performance through Dictated Feedback
Courtney Rhoades-Lazenby, DO

Evaluation of Dry Lab Training on Residents Knowledge of Robotic Instrumentation and Surgical Preparation
Jacqueline Rohl, MD

Can a Low-Fidelity Surgical Model Simulating Loss of Vessel Control During Uterine Artery Ligation Induce Stress Among Gynecologic Residents?
Bryan Rone, MD

Faculty Development and Surgical Training: Are Audio Podcasts an Effective Tool?
Katie Smith, MD, MS

Impact of an Abdominal Hysterectomy Simulator on Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents Surgical Confidence
Elaine Stickrath, MD

Impact of an Educational Module Addressing the Cost of Disposable Surgical Equipment in Gynecologic Surgery
Kimberly Swan, MD

A Contraception Simulation Lab Developed for OB/GYN Residents in Catholic Hospitals
Karin Wollschlaeger, MD

Laparoscopic Salpingectomy: A Simulation-Based Resident as Surgical Teacher (RAST) Program
Carey York-Best, MD