Training and assessment of competence (Preparing the endoscopist)

Joseph Leung, Peter B. Cotton

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedures are complex and potentially hazardous. It is essential for clinical and technical aspects to be taught effectively, and for the outcomes to be assessed objectively. Whilst apprenticeship training remains dominant, there is room for more structured training, and for using more simulation methods. The level of acceptable competence is controversial, and patients need data with which to make meaningful decisions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationERCP: The Fundamentals: Second Edition
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781118769409
ISBN (Print)9781118769416
StatePublished - Dec 19 2014


  • Cannulation
  • Competence
  • Computer simulation
  • ERCP
  • Risks
  • Sphincterotomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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