SPECIAL COMMENTARYSurgical skills assessment tools in gynecologyClark, Nisse V.; Pepin, Kristen J.; Einarsson, Jon I.Author Information Brigham and Women's Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Correspondence to Nisse V. Clark, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 75 Francis Street, ASB 1-3, Boston, MA 02115, USA. Tel: +1 617 525 8582; fax: +1 617 975 0900; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology: October 2018 - Volume 30 - Issue 5 - p 331-336 doi: 10.1097/GCO.0000000000000477 Buy Metrics Abstract Purpose of review The purpose of this review is to outline surgical skills assessment tools for the purpose of training and competency evaluation, with a focus on recent literature in gynecology. Recent findings Objective standardized surgical skills assessment tools are increasingly being explored in multiple surgical disciplines including gynecology. Several small studies in gynecology have validated procedure-specific checklists, global rating scales, and other surgical proficiency examinations in their ability to differentiate trainee skill level or correlate with other standardized tests. Few studies have included gynecologic surgeons in practice, and no studies have investigated their use in credentialing and maintenance of certification. Summary Surgical skills assessment tools may be a useful adjunct to gynecology training programs, with promising applications for practicing gynecologists. Copyright © 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.