The following Tips & Tricks can be used to encourage SIMPL participation amongst Resident & Faculty members in your surgical training program. We encourage you to use the Tips & Tricks that are most appropriate to your setting. Please share additional recommendations with us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Changing behavior and culture is hard. Programs with the strongest participation results tend to have a “high touch strategy”
Reaching goals requires leadership, creativity, and diligence. Many programs have found it helpful to set internal participation goals and then hold themselves accountable for reaching them.
Monitor and follow up with users
The admin site (admin.simpl.org) can be used as a quick reference to determine how actively people are using SIMPL. Reinforcing behavior with feedback is critical.
Encourage friendly competition
Surgeons are competitive by nature. Infuse some friendly competition by comparing each PGY to other PGYs, each division to other divisions, or your program to other programs.
Ask faculty to remind residents to create evaluations after each case
Residents are most likely to use SIMPL when they know the faculty member is expecting the evaluation.
Ask faculty to provide trainees with dictated feedback whenever possible.
Dictations are the single-most valuable part of SIMPL for trainees, allowing trainees to bring attendings’ feedback with them wherever they go. Dictations are a trainees’ highly individualized surgical education guide.
Ask trainees to take ownership of their education
SIMPL makes it feasible for trainees to collect feedback on every single case performed during training. Regular SIMPL users will accumulate hundreds of feedback evaluations in a short period of time. Users can then create personal performance analyses with which to compare their performance to program or national norms.
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