The Ophthalmology Surgical Competency Assessment Rubric (OSCAR) for Open Globe Surgical Management

Grant A. Justin*, Mohammed Soleimani, Sidra Zafar, Kasra Cheraqpour, Catherine Green, Mohammad Moin, N. Venkatesh Prajna, Karl C. Golnik, Fasika A. Woreta

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

1 Scopus citations


Background/Aims: To produce an internationally developed rubric to assess surgical competency in open globe management. Methods: An international expert panel of seven ophthalmologist educators developed a standardized competency-based rubric. The steps to perform an open globe repair were outlined. Based on a modified Dreyfus model, the experts agreed on the steps of surgery and certain global indices. They then assigned descriptors for the competency expected of a novice, beginner, advanced beginner, and competent surgeon. The tool was then vetted by another panel of ten ophthalmologists. The main outcome measure was the final version of the tool as agreed upon by the expert review panel. Results: The steps of open globe repair and key global indices were established. Descriptive wording for each step and global indices for novice, beginner, advanced beginner, and competent surgery were listed. All the expert comments were integrated to establish face and content validity. Conclusion: This standardized rubric to evaluate resident competency should be used globally in training programs to assess open globe repair surgical skills. Using a modified Dreyfus model, four different levels of training competency were defined allowing a non-biased, objective, numerical and simple assessment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2041-2046
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Ophthalmology
StatePublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • open globe
  • resident education
  • surgical competency


Dive into the research topics of 'The Ophthalmology Surgical Competency Assessment Rubric (OSCAR) for Open Globe Surgical Management'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this