Endoscopy and EUS findings of gastric cancer (성균관대학교 이준행)
Traditionally learning endoscopy means learning endoscopy insertion techniques. After observing a few cases, I just started inserting the endoscope into the patient's stomach. When I found an ulcer or polyp, I had no idea whether it is benign or malignant. But everything changed. Or everything must be changed. You should not insert the endoscope without sufficient training. Our endoscopy learning program at Samsung Medical Center starts with BOXIM, which means box simulator training and DEX, description exercise.
There are many kinds of simulators. Pictures on the top are full electronic endoscopy simulator, GI Mentor and GI Mentor II. Although expensive, we don't use it anymore. I think box simulators are much useful than GI Mentor II.
All the education materials for endoscopy beginners are available at my personal homepage at endotoday.com. The next course after BOXIM training is description exercise.
The beginners make a description for the endoscopy cases following the SMC style, which means location, size, major finding, minor findings, impression and classification. Teachers usually give personalized feedback.