« Back to Search
An Expert Consensus Approach to Designing Competency Based Curricula for diagnostic cystoscopy
Objectives: The primary objective of this project was to create core cystoscopic topics which could assist in teaching cystoscopy and ultimately evaluate competency.
Study Design: An expert panel of 6 local and national urogynecologists and urologists reviewed cystoscopic topics derived from Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery fellowships and Urology residencies learning objectives. In creating ten essential topics for a cystoscopic curricula, experts were asked to place each topic in one of three categories: “must have”, “not needed” or “maybe”. The topics ranked maybe were also ranked numerically in importance for each reviewer.
Results: A total of twenty five topics were obtained. All of the experts identified six topics as “must have” and two topics as “not needed”. The conjugate score of each maybe topics was used to rank the topics with the four lowest scores determining the additional topics to be included.
Conclusion: A core curricula of ten cystoscopic topics has been agreed upon by experts.
2012, Resident, Residency Director, Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, GME, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery,