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Invited Critique
January 19, 2009

The Formula for a Successful Laparoscopic Skills Curriculum—Invited Critique

Arch Surg. 2009;144(1):82. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2008.529

Stefanidis and Heniford have provided a wonderful formula for educational leaders to design a comprehensive skills laboratory curriculum that is fully integrated into the residency training program. They emphasize the importance of trainee motivation and mandatory attendance, available resources and personnel, faculty commitment and participation, appropriate performance metrics, well-designed instruction with a cognitive component, and practice that is deliberate, distributed, and variable.

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