Evaluation of the Educational Impact of the Urology Collaborative Online Video Didactics Lecture Series. Urology Tuong, M. N., Winkelman, A. J., Yang, J. H., Sorensen, M. D., Kielb, S. J., Hampson, L. A., Hagedorn, J. C., Conti, S. L., Borofsky, M. S., Ambani, S. N., Kern, N. G. 2022


OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of the Urology Collaborative Online Video Didactic (COViD) lecture series series on resident knowledge as a supplement to resident education during the COVID-19 pandemic.METHODS: One hundred thirty-nine urology residents were voluntarily recruited from 8 institutions. A 20-question test, based on 5 COViD lectures, was administered before and after watching the lectures. Pre- and post-test scores (percent correct) and score changes (post-test minus pre-test score) were assessed considering demographic data and number of lectures watched. Multiple linear regression determined predictors of improved scores.RESULTS: Of residents recruited, 95 and 71 took the pre- and post-tests. Median number of lectures watched was 3. There was an overall increase in correct scores from pre-test to post-test (45% vs. 57%, p<0.01). Watching any lectures vs. none led to higher post-test scores (60% vs. 44%, p<0.01) and score changes (+16% vs. +1%, p<0.01). There was an increase in baseline pre-test scores by post-graduate year (PGY) (p<0.01); however there were no significant differences in post-test or score changes by PGY. When accounting for lectures watched, PGY, and time between lecture and post-test, being a PGY6 (p=0.01) and watching 3-5 lectures (p<0.01) had higher overall correct post-test scores. Watching 3-5 lectures led to greater score changes (p<0.001-0.04). Over 65% of residents stated the COViD lectures had a large or very large impact on their education.CONCLUSIONS: COViD lectures improved overall correct post-test scores and increased knowledge base for all resident levels. Furthermore, lectures largely impacted resident education during the COVID-19 pandemic.

View details for DOI 10.1016/j.urology.2022.02.032

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