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3rd Year Medical Student Surgery Skills

# Skill Performance Standard Direction
1 Cannulation* 60 seconds each way R to L
L to R
2 Peg Board* 5 pegs in 4 minutes R
L
3 Peg Board* 10 pegs in 8 minutes R
L
4 Rope Pass* 4 minutes each way R to L
L to R
5 30o Scope Drill* 5 targets in 70 seconds  
6 Knot Tying 1 inch in 6 minutes Fore and Backhand
7 Section Extraction Remove slice in 45 minutes  
8 Traction/Counter Traction Separate/reattach velcro in 4 minutes  
9 Circle Cut (Open) Cut out 2 circles in 2 minutes  

* Skill must be completed correctly two (2) consecutive times and then once again with instructor present.

For skill #10, check each task box after completing each set:

10 DVD view and task performance Complete tasks as instructed by DVD** Task 1, 2, 3
Rice pick up and return
R and L hand
Task 4, 5
Scissor hold
Task 6, 7
T-shirt cut R and L hand
Task 8, 9
Clamp introduction
Task 10
Needle holder introduction
Task 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
Needle through target
  • You must complete 5 of the 10 skills to earn the five (5) points for this surgical skills activity.
  • Please make and turn in two copies of this form (one to the lab and one to the Surgery Education Office).

**Description of DVD Tasks:

Task 1 – Pick up and move 10 grains of rice from one circle to the next and place them at the same angle as originally found.

Task 2 – Move rice back to original circle with eyes closed.

Task 3 – Repeat tasks 1 and 2 but with other hand.

Task 4 – Practice holding scissors in manner described.

Task 5 – Close eyes; feel tip of scissors coming together.

Task 6 – Barely nick t-shirt, cut 1/8 inch 10 times, cut 1/4 inch 10 times, cut 1/2 inch 10 times (use left hand as fulcrum).

Task 7 – Complete task 6 with opposite hand.

Task 8 – Follow instructions on clamp introduction.

Task 9 – Use clamp on soft tissue.

Task 10 – Follow instructions on needle holder introduction.

Task 11 – Proper grasp of needle holder.

Task 12 – Pass needle through two layer target without moving tissue (10 times).

Task 13 – Practice re-grabs (20 times) and needle alignment.

Task 14 – Practice going through both sides (20 times).

Task 15 – Backhand: practice going through one side (10 times); practice going through both sides (10 times).

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