Validity of ophthalmology surgical competency assessment rubric for strabismus surgery in resident training

W. Walker Motley*, Karl C. Golnik, Irene Anteby, Huban Atilla, Glen A. Gole, Claudia Murillo, Scott E. Olitsky, Rachel F. Pilling, Aravind R. Reddy, Pradeep Sharma, R. Michael Siatkowski, Maria B. Yadarola

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The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requires US residency programs to assess ophthalmology residents for competency in 6 core areas. Ophthalmic surgical skills are currently part of the ACGME "Patient Care" competency, although some have advocated for a seventh competency, "Surgical Skills." The Ophthalmology Surgical Competency Assessment Rubric for Strabismus Surgery in Resident Training (OSCAR:Strabismus) tool was designed to aid in the assessment of surgical skills using procedure specific behavioral anchors. The present study evaluated inter-rater agreement of the OSCAR:Strabismus tool in the assessment of resident performance. OSCAR:Strabismus evaluations of resident surgical strabismus cases were performed by a multinational group of faculty strabismus surgeons. Cronbach α statistical analysis of the completed evaluations revealed high inter-rater agreement, indicating the OSCAR:Strabismus is a reliable tool to facilitate assessment of resident strabismus surgical skills.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)184-185
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of AAPOS
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes

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