ePlasty: Vol. 18
Microsurgery Competency During Plastic Surgery Residency: An Objective Skills Assessment of an Integrated Residency Training Program
Matthew A. Applebaum, MD, MBA, MS,a Erin L. Doren, MD,b Ali M. Ghanem, MD, PhD, MPhil, MSc, MRCSEd/Eng,c Simon R. Myers, PhD,c Michael Harrington, MD, MPH,d and David J. Smith, MDd

aDepartment of Plastic Surgery, Virginia Tech Carilion, Roanoke; bDepartment of Plastic Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; cBARTS and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry at the Queen Mary University, London, United Kingdom; and dDivision of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of South Florida, Tampa


Correspondence: edoren@gmail.com
Keywords: microsurgery training, resident education, microsurgery, hand-motion analysis, education

Objective: Microsurgical education is an integral aspect of plastic surgery training. Like most traditional surgical education models, microsurgical skills are taught on an apprenticeship model. This study aims at evaluating microsurgery skill acquisition within an integrated plastic surgery residency using electromagnetic hand-motion analysis and a global rating scale. Methods: This is a cross-sectional study of .......