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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2019, vol. 25, issue3
Subject Area: Medicine
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2019253.2644
Published online: 02 August 2019

Original article

J of IMAB. 2019 Jul-Sep;25(3):2644-2648;
Dobromir Dimitrov1 *ORCID logo, Martin Karamanliev1 *ORCID logo Corresponding Autoremail, Tsvetomir Ivanov1ORCID logo, Nadya Stanislavova2ORCID logo, Tashko Deliyski1ORCID logo, Slavcho Tomov3ORCID logo,
1) Department of Surgical Oncology, Georgi Stranski Hospital, Medical University –Pleven, Bulgaria
2) Department of Radiology, St Marina Hospital, Medical University –Pleven, Bulgaria
3) Department of Gynaecology, St Marina Hospital, Medical University –Pleven, Bulgaria
* These authors contributed equally to this work.

Purpose: In recent decades, laparoscopic surgery (LS) has become a standard in the treatment of many diseases and is increasingly preferred by patients, therefore the need for specific training. In Bulgaria, there is a lack of regular real-time minimally invasive surgery training for students and young doctors specializing in surgical specialities.
Aim: Our aim is to evaluate the influence and efficiency of extra-curricular laparoscopic surgery courses organized at Medical University of Pleven, Bulgaria and the need for similar courses in medical students' training.
Methods: Anonymous poll in Google forms was sent at least 1 year after the completion of the training course to all of the 60 participants in the courses from 2013 to 2016.
Results: 43% of respondents have become surgical residents at the time they answered the poll. 56% responded that their participation in the training course helped them in the choice of speciality. 72% of respondents believe that after completing the training course, they felt more confident during laparoscopic surgery. According to 65.2%, the learning objectives have been fully achieved.
Conclusions: Starting the LS learning curve in medical school through an additional course is an effective and necessary approach for the rapid and harmonious growth of young surgeons.

Keywords: laparoscopy, training, learning curve, medical students,

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Please cite this article as: Dimitrov D, Karamanliev M, Ivanov T, Stanislavova N, Deliyski T, Tomov S. Efficiency of training courses in laparoscopic surgery for medical students. J of IMAB. 2019 Jul-Sep;25(3):2644-2648. DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2019253.2644

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Martin Karamanliev, 87 Ruse Blvd, 5800 Pleven, Bulgaria; E-mail: martinkaramanliev@gmail.com

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Received: 31 January 2019
Published online: 02 August 2019

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