Greater faculty familiarity with residents improves intraoperative entrustment

Gurjit Sandhu, Julie Thompson, Niki Matusko, Danielle C. Sutzko, Vahagn C. Nikolian, Anna E. Boniakowski, Patrick E. Georgoff, Kaustubh A. Prabhu, Rebecca M. Minter

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Abstract

Background: Longitudinal contact between faculty and residents facilitates greater faculty entrustment. The purpose of this study is to assess the relationship between faculty familiarity with residents and faculty entrustment. Materials and methods: Researchers observed and rated entrustment behaviors using OpTrust, September 2015–June 2017 at Michigan Medicine. Faculty familiarity with resident was measured on a 1–4 scale (1 = not familiar, 4 = extremely familiar). ANOVA and Sidak adjusted multiple comparisons were used to assess the relationship between faculty familiarity and faculty entrustment. Results: 56 faculty and 73 residents were observed across 225 surgical cases. Faculty entrustment scores increased to 2.48 when resident familiarity was reported as “slightly familiar”. Faculty entrustment scores for “moderately familiar” increased to 2.57. Faculty entrustment scores for “extremely familiar” increased to 2.84. Conclusions: We found a positive relationship between faculty familiarity and entrustment. These findings support greater continuity in faculty/resident relationships. Longitudinal contact allows learners to be granted progressive entrustment. This study demonstrates a positive relationship between faculty familiarity with residents and an increase in intraoperative entrustment. These findings support greater continuity in faculty/resident relationships.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)608-612
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican journal of surgery
Volume219
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2020

Keywords

  • Faculty entrustment
  • Faculty/resident familiarity
  • OpTrust
  • Resident entrustability
  • Surgical education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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