Cardiff University | Prifysgol Caerdydd ORCA
Online Research @ Cardiff 
WelshClear Cookie - decide language by browser settings

Surgical education's 100 most cited articles: A bibliometric analysis

Matthews, Alexander, Abdelrahman, Tarig, Powell, Arfon and Lewis, Wyn 2016. Surgical education's 100 most cited articles: A bibliometric analysis. Journal of Surgical Education 73 (5) , pp. 919-929. 10.1016/j.jsurg.2016.05.011

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Bibliometric analysis highlights the key topics and publications, which have shaped surgical education. Here, the 100 most cited articles in the arena of surgical education were analyzed. METHODS: Thomson Reuters Web of Science was interrogated using the keyword search terms "surgery" and ("learning" or "skills" or "competence" or "assessment" or "training" or "procedure-based assessments" or "performance" or "technical skills" or "curriculum" or "education" or "mentoring"] to identify all English language full articles, and the 100 most cited articles were analyzed by topic, journal, author, year, institution, and country of origin. RESULTS: A total of 403,733 eligible articles were returned and the median citation number was 164 (range: 107-1018). The most cited article (by Seymour, Yale University School of Medicine, Annals of Surgery, 1018 citations) focused on the use of virtual reality surgical simulation training. Annals of Surgery published the highest number of articles and received the most citations (n = 16, 3715 citations). The countries with the greatest number of publications were the USA (n = 45), Canada (n = 19), and the UK (n = 18). The commonest topics included simulation (n = 45) and assessment of clinical competence (n = 40). CONCLUSION: Surgical skill acquisition and assessment was the area of focus of 85% of the most cited contemporary articles, and this study provides the most cited references, serving as a guide as to what makes a citable published work in the field of surgical education.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: surgery; training; education; citations; bibliometric analysis
Publisher: Elsevier for the Association of Program Directors in Surgery
ISSN: 1931-7204
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2019 03:43
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/96427

Citation Data

Cited 9 times in Scopus. View in Scopus. Powered By Scopus® Data

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item