Introduction: Neurosurgery program trainers are searching for new methods to evaluate trainee competency in addition to number of cases and training duration. Effort is made on developments of reliable methods to teach competency as well as valid methods to measure teaching efficacy are recently.
Methods: We Developed a data based website and smart phones application for all neurosurgical consultants, residents and resident review committee (RRC) in the Saudi commission for health specialties. It contains different login options including: Resident, attending physician, program directors and administrative login. Each should be able to modify and enter his own profile data, and for the resident they should be able to enter the following data for each case he attend in the theater room. Under case entry field including the name of attending physician, Institution name and city, Residents Role, then patient information such as gender, diagnosis, procedure, and outcome. Resident will have the option to save, edit or submits the case to his attending consultant, then the attending consultant should be able to approve and evaluate the case from his login user for knowledge, skills and attitude ranking from 1 to 5 and add his comment then either save, edit the data or submit.
Results: The implementations of this communication between residents, attending consultants and program directors, should be able to filter and retrieve all the information needed for better assessment and to create annual resident report and statistical analysis for resident exposure to variety of cases in each training center.
Conclusions: This proposed evaluation will provide a transparent assessment for the residency-training programs and should help to convert trainees into competent neurological surgeons.
Patient Care: By improving the knowledge and skills of future neurosurgeons
Learning Objectives: To present a designed system that help to assess and follow the resident’s performance quality and quantity during each procedure and to graduate a competent, safe and well-trained neurosurgeons.
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4.Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCHS)