Discriminative validity of the Minimally Invasive Surgical Trainer in Virtual Reality (MIST-VR) using criteria levels based on expert performance

@article{Gallagher2003DiscriminativeVO,
  title={Discriminative validity of the Minimally Invasive Surgical Trainer in Virtual Reality (MIST-VR) using criteria levels based on expert performance},
  author={Anthony G. Gallagher and Andrew B. Lederman and Kieran McGlade and Richard M. Satava and C. Daniel Smith},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy And Other Interventional Techniques},
  year={2003},
  volume={18},
  pages={660-665}
}
Background: Increasing constraints on the time and resources needed to train surgeons have led to a new emphasis on finding innovative ways to teach surgical skills outside the operating room. Virtual reality training has been proposed as a method to both instruct surgical students and evaluate the psychomotor components of minimally invasive surgery ex vivo. Methods: The performance of 100 laparoscopic novices was compared to that of 12 experienced (>50 minimally invasive procedures) and 12… CONTINUE READING