A randomized trial evaluating a cognitive simulator for laparoscopic appendectomy

@article{Loveday2010ART,
  title={A randomized trial evaluating a cognitive simulator for laparoscopic appendectomy},
  author={Benjamin P. T. Loveday and George Oosthuizen and B Scott Diener and John Albert Windsor},
  journal={ANZ Journal of Surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={80}
}
Background:  The Integrated Cognitive Simulator (ICS) is a software application that integrates text, anatomy, video and simulation for training clinical procedures. The aim of this randomized controlled trial was to determine the usability of the ICS laparoscopic appendectomy module, and to determine its effectiveness in training the cognitive skills required for the procedure. 
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