The pretrained novice: using simulation-based training to improve learning in the operating room.

@article{Sickle2006ThePN,
  title={The pretrained novice: using simulation-based training to improve learning in the operating room.},
  author={Kent R Van Sickle and Elizabeth Ritter and C. Daniel Smith},
  journal={Surgical innovation},
  year={2006},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={198-204}
}
Enabling trainees to acquire advanced technical skills before they begin the operating room experience benefits both trainee and patient. Whether medical students who had received exclusively simulation-based training could perform laparoscopic suturing and knot-tying as well as senior surgery residents was determined. Simulators were used to train 11… CONTINUE READING