Competency-Based Education clinical trials at University of California Health
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The establishment of a number of training programs in therapeutic endoscopy, standardization of the performance of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and endoscopy retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and definition of competence is of paramount importance. The length of training and minimum number of procedures, requisite theoretical learning and methodology to define competence in EUS and ERCP are not well defined. The investigators research has demonstrated that individuals in training acquire skills at different rates and the number of procedures completed alone is a suboptimal marker for competency in a given procedure. Hence, emphasis needs to be shifted away from the number of procedures performed to performance metrics with well-defined and validated thresholds of performance. Multicenter prospective data are needed to help guide development of competency based medical education that define learning curves in EUS and ERCP and set evidence-based benchmarks required to achieve competence using a validated competency assessment tool. Hypothesis: The central hypothesis is that a validated EUS and ERCP competency assessment tool will allow for reliable and generalizable standardized learning curves, competency benchmarks and creation of a centralized national database that compares a trainee's performance amongst peers.
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