Neonatal circumcision model and competency evaluation for family medicine residents

Fam Med. 2007 Apr;39(4):241-3.


Neonatal circumcision is one of the most common procedures performed by family physicians and is a recommended procedure for resident training. Few models or simulators exist. A model of neonatal genitalia was constructed using a cocktail wiener covered by a surgical glove finger. A competency checklist was used to review the steps of the procedure. Posttest/pretest-posttest assessment found significant improvement in knowledge and comfort in three groups of learners. Ninety percent of participants were deemed competent in all 15 areas of the checklist. The easily replicable model was felt to reasonably model the neonatal genitalia for circumcision training.

MeSH terms

  • Circumcision, Male / education*
  • Clinical Competence*
  • Family Practice / education*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Internship and Residency*
  • Male
  • Models, Anatomic*
  • Wisconsin