Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
Research Paper

The self-assessment of newly graduated orthopedic surgeons on essential surgical procedures

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Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Kyrenia University, Dr. Suat Günsel Hospital, Kyrenia, Turkish Republic of North Cyprus

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Clinic of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Sungurlu State Hospital, Çorum, Turkey

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Harran District Health Directorate, Şanlıurfa, Turkey

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Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, University of Health Sciences, Ankara City Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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Clinic of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Polatlı State Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Near East University Hospital, Nicosia, Turkish Republic of North Cyprus

AOTT 2022; 56: 217-221
DOI: 10.5152/j.aott.2022.22023
Read: 246 Downloads: 62 Published: 02 June 2022

Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the self-confidence of newly graduated orthopedic surgeons on performing essential surgi- cal procedures.

Methods: The study included 151 orthopedics and traumatology surgeons who had completed their (orthopedics and traumatology) training within the last year. They were asked to complete an online questionnaire which was available from February 2020 to May 2021. In the questionnaire, newly graduated orthopedic surgeons were asked whether they could do the 18 listed essential adult and 8 listed essential pediatric cases independently. They were asked about patient follow-up systems and who these were supervised by, the demo- graphic data of the city and about the institution they were trained in, and how many times they performed the listed surgeries during their training.

Results: 74 (49%) of the participants received their training in training and research hospitals, 69 (45.7%) in state university hospitals, and 8 (5.3%) in foundation university hospitals. More than 80% of the participants answered, “I can do it independently” for 13 (81.6%) out of 16 adult cases and 7 (87.5%) out of 8 paediatric cases. The average self-efficacy score of the participants was 32.22 out of 36 for adult cases and 15.3 out of 16 for paediatric cases. The total average self-efficacy score was 47.52 out of 52.

Conclusion: This study has shown us that newly graduated orthopedic surgeons have the self-confidence to handle many of the essential types of cases independently.

Cite this article as: Gürhan U, Kahve Y, Evran M, Bingöl O, Erdem Yaşar N, Erler K. The self-assessment of newly graduated orthopedic surgeons on essential surgical procedures. Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc. 2022;56(3):217-221.

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