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Journal of the Korean Society for Surgery of the Hand 2016;21(1):1-7.
Published online March 31, 2016.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12790/jkssh.2016.21.1.1   
Analysis of Korean Orthopedic In-Training Examination: The Hand and Wrist Section
Dong Hee Kim, Joon Yub Kim, Seung Bo Shim, Joo Hak Kim
1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Samsung Changwon Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Changwon, Korea.
2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Myongji Hospital, Seonam University College of Medicine, Goyang, Korea. doctoryub@naver.com
Received: 16 January 2016   • Revised: 3 March 2016   • Accepted: 5 March 2016
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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