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Evaluation of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Interactive Simulation for Breast Cancer Surgeons
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, The University of Georgia, United States ; , , , SimQuest LLC, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-90-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

This paper describes the results of an evaluation of an interactive learning simulation focused on the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) of breast cancer surgical skills for general surgeons deployed in active duty military service. The purpose of the evaluation was primarily formative, i.e., intended to provide information to the design team to guide improvements in the simulation design. Twenty-nine surgeons participated in the evaluation by using the simulation and completing an online survey. Six surgeons were interviewed on the telephone to follow-up on the survey results. Although more than 70% of the survey respondents found the simulation to be realistic and appropriately challenging, more than half disagreed with the decisions made in handling the simulated cases despite the fact the simulation was based on real cases handled by a renowned surgeon. The paper concludes with a description of how this evaluation provided ample information for enhancements to the simulation.

Citation

Reeves, T., Aggen, W., Waddington, B. & Repesh, J. (2011). Evaluation of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Interactive Simulation for Breast Cancer Surgeons. In C. Ho & M. Lin (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2011--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 868-877). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 17, 2019 from .

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