Almarhabi Yahya

Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


  • Research   
    Simulation Based Training in Basic Surgical Skills: Experiences from a Repeat Cross-Sectional Study in Saudi Arabia
    Author(s): Almarhabi Yahya*

    Introduction: The conventional surgical apprenticeship has been challenged by patient safety concerns, cost of lengthy operation, and surgical complications. Simulation-based training (SBT) has emerged as a realistic option for surgical skills acquisition outside the operating room (OR). The study aimed to document our experience in implementing SBT to acquire basic surgical skills, offered as an educational course, known as the Basic Surgery Skill Course (BSSC). Methods: This was a repeated cross-sectional study conducted between January 2017 and December 2019 at King Abdulaziz University Hospital (KAUH) in Saudi Arabia, including all participants who participated during BSSCs. A pretested questionnaire was used to collect data on age, sex, training level, institution, overall experience, course overload, course duration, best feature of the course, and whether participants would rec.. Read More»

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