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J Korean Soc Surg Hand. 2016 Mar;21(1):1-7. Korean. Original Article. https://doi.org/10.12790/jkssh.2016.21.1.1
Kim DH , Kim JY , Shim SB , Kim JH .
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Samsung Changwon Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Changwon, Korea.
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Myongji Hospital, Seonam University College of Medicine, Goyang, Korea. doctoryub@naver.com
Abstract

PURPOSE: To evaluate the questions of hand and wrist section of Korean orthopedic in-training examination (KOITE). METHODS: We analyzed questions of hand and wrist section of KOITE between 2010 and 2014. The weight of hand and wrist section was calculated and topics were thoroughly analyzed. The construct of questions were evaluated and taxonomic classifications were also performed. The frequency of presentations of physical examinations and radiologic evaluations in diagnosis and treatment related questions were analyzed. The coverage of available references which were recommended by Korean Orthopedic Association (KOA) were analyzed. RESULTS: Sixty one out of 500 questions (weight: 12.2%) were related with hand and wrist section. Disease (30/61, 48.2%) was more commonly asked than trauma, however most frequently asked topic with a broad classification was fractures and dislocations (19/61, 31.1%). The description only questions (46/61, 75.4%) were most commonly asked construct of question. According to taxonomic classification, taxonomy B (diagnosis; 27/61, 44.3%) was most frequently asked. The Campbell's operative orthopedics (54/61, 88.5%) and textbook of KOA (53/61, 86.9%) were representative references covering questions most widely. CONCLUSION: This analysis of hand and wrist section of KOITE could be used as the check-up tools for resident training programs of each training hospitals.

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