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medical education review of the role of simulators in surgical training

Maya M. Hammoud, Francis S. Nuthalapaty, Alice R. Goepfert, Petra M. Casey, Sandra Emmons, Eve L. Espey, Joseph M. Kaczmarczyk, Nadine T. Katz, James Neutens, Edward G. Peskin

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Simulation-based training (SBT) is becoming widely used in medical education to help residents and medical students develop good technical skills before they practice on real patients. SBT seems ideal because it provides a nonthreatening controlled environment for practice with immediate feedback and can include objective performance assessment. However, various forms of SBT and assessment often are being used with limited evidence-based data to support their validity and reliability. In addition, although SBT with high-tech simulators is more sophisticated and attractive, this is not necessarily superior to SBT with low-tech (and lower cost) simulators. Therefore, understanding the types of surgical simulators and appropriate applications can help to ensure that this teaching and assessment modality is applied most effectively. This article summarizes the key concepts that are needed to use surgical simulators effectively for teaching and assessment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)338-343
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume199
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2008

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Medical Education
Teaching
Controlled Environment
Medical Students
Reproducibility of Results
Simulation Training
Costs and Cost Analysis

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  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Hammoud, M. M., Nuthalapaty, F. S., Goepfert, A. R., Casey, P. M., Emmons, S., Espey, E. L., ... Peskin, E. G. (2008). To the point: medical education review of the role of simulators in surgical training. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 199(4), 338-343. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2008.05.002

To the point : medical education review of the role of simulators in surgical training. / Hammoud, Maya M.; Nuthalapaty, Francis S.; Goepfert, Alice R.; Casey, Petra M.; Emmons, Sandra; Espey, Eve L.; Kaczmarczyk, Joseph M.; Katz, Nadine T.; Neutens, James; Peskin, Edward G.

In: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 199, No. 4, 01.10.2008, p. 338-343.

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Hammoud, MM, Nuthalapaty, FS, Goepfert, AR, Casey, PM, Emmons, S, Espey, EL, Kaczmarczyk, JM, Katz, NT, Neutens, J & Peskin, EG 2008, 'To the point: medical education review of the role of simulators in surgical training', American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 199, no. 4, pp. 338-343. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2008.05.002
Hammoud, Maya M. ; Nuthalapaty, Francis S. ; Goepfert, Alice R. ; Casey, Petra M. ; Emmons, Sandra ; Espey, Eve L. ; Kaczmarczyk, Joseph M. ; Katz, Nadine T. ; Neutens, James ; Peskin, Edward G. / To the point : medical education review of the role of simulators in surgical training. In: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2008 ; Vol. 199, No. 4. pp. 338-343.
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