Computers and virtual reality for surgical education in the 21st century.

  title={Computers and virtual reality for surgical education in the 21st century.},
  author={Randy S. Haluck and Thomas M. Krummel},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  volume={135 7},
Surgeons must learn to perform operations. The current system of surgical resident education is facing many challenges in terms of time efficiency, costs, and patient safety. In addition, as new types of operations are developed rapidly, practicing surgeons may find a need for more efficient methods of surgical skill education. An in-depth examination of the current learning environment and the literature of motor skills learning provides insights into ways in which surgical skills education… CONTINUE READING

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