Study suggests 140 colonoscopies don't equal competency

Study suggests 140 colonoscopies don't equal competency

Professional organizations have traditionally recommended that gastroenterology fellows perform 140 colonoscopies before assessing competency. Robert E. Sedlack, M.D., of the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, discusses findings that suggest it takes an average of 275 procedures to acquire the skills needed to perform safe and effective exams.


Published

July 13, 2011

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Mayo Clinic