:: Volume 7, Issue 2 (4-2018) ::
wjps 2018, 7(2): 166-170 Back to browse issues page
How to Improve Speaking Skills in Plastic Surgery Training? Survey in Residents Participants in Pecha Kucha Contest
Guillermo Ramos-Gallardo , Gabriel Ángel Mecott-Rivera , R Limon-Cervantes , M García-Pérez , E Rodríguez-Olivares
Mexican Society of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Asociación Mexicana de Cirugía, Plástica, Estética y Reconstrutiva
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BACKGROUND
Little is known about educational games in Plastic Surgery training. Pecha kucha game has proved to be helpful tool to improve communicative skills. This study survey in resident participants in Pecha Kucha contest assessed how to improve speaking skills in plastic surgery training.
METHODS
In the second edition of Pecha Kucha contest of the Mexican Society of Plastic Surgery, a survey was conducted with the residents to know the utility of this educational game.
RESULTS
Twenty-six residents participated in the survey. Most of them from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México. Most of the residents considered it to be a good tool in order to improve communication skills and helpful for their future practice. The amount of time to present an idea was considered enough to express an idea. The most common proportion between words and images was 20-80% in the presentation.
CONCLUSION
Pecha Kucha helped to improve communication skills during residents’ training. We encourage other plastic surgery societies to incorporate educational games in their national and international meetings. 

Keywords: Speaking skill, Plastic surgery, Training, Pecha Kucha contest
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: General
Received: 2016/10/18 | Accepted: 2018/01/26 | Published: 2018/01/26


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