Mia Louise Østergaard, MD, PhD-student
Michael Bachmann Nielsen, Professor, Chief physician, PhD, DMSc
Lars Konge, Associate professor, Chief physician, PhD
Elisabeth Albrecht-Beste, Associate professor, Chief physician
The aim is to develop and
validate a simulation-based systematic and standardized tool for training and
testing specializing physicians with a minimum skill level criteria correlating
to the current curriculum and to determine
correlation between simulation-based and real life clinical mastery level.
Part 1: The included studies were heterogeneous and the level of evidence for effect was inadequate; all studies showed simulation training was equally or more beneficial than other instructions or no instructions. Study designs had significant built-in bias and confounding issues; therefore, further research should be based on randomized controlled trials using tests with validity evidence and blinded assessors.
Part 2: We will construct a test for diagnostic abdominal ultrasound based on the international curriculum and validate the test using four groups of physicians with different levels of ultrasound competence.
Part 3: We will conduct a randomized controlled trial exploring traditional training and simulation-based training using tests with validity evidence and blinded assessors.
Simulation-based Abdominal Ultrasound Training – A systematic Review. European Journal of Ultrasound/Ultraschall, In press
Simulation-based Abdominal Ultrasound Training – A systematic Review; Oral presentation. Annual Radiology Congress, Denmark