Practice improves performance on a coronary anastomosis simulator, attending surgeon supervision does not.

@article{Enter2015PracticeIP,
  title={Practice improves performance on a coronary anastomosis simulator, attending surgeon supervision does not.},
  author={Daniel H. Enter and Xiaoying Lou and Dawn S. Hui and A Andrei and Hendrick Boyer Barner and Luke Sheen and Richard Lee},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={149 1},
  pages={12-6, 17.e1-2}
}
OBJECTIVES Enthusiasm for simulation early in cardiothoracic surgery training is growing, yet evidence demonstrating its utility is limited. We examined the effect of supervised and unsupervised training on coronary anastomosis performance in a randomized trial among medical students. METHODS Forty-five medical students were recruited for this single-blinded, randomized controlled trial using a low-fidelity simulator. After viewing an instructional video, all participants attempted an… CONTINUE READING