Comparing the effects of physical practice and mental imagery rehearsal on learning basic surgical skills by medical students.

@article{Sanders2004ComparingTE,
  title={Comparing the effects of physical practice and mental imagery rehearsal on learning basic surgical skills by medical students.},
  author={Charles W Sanders and Mark Sadoski and Rachel Bramson and Robert M Wiprud and Kim van Walsum},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={191 5},
  pages={1811-4}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to test the effects of varying the amount of physical practice and mental imagery rehearsal on learning basic surgical procedures. STUDY DESIGN Using a sample of 65 second-year medical students, 3 randomized groups received either: (1) 3 sessions of physical practice on suturing a pig's foot; (2) 2 sessions of… CONTINUE READING