Best practices across surgical specialties relating to simulation-based training

Aimee K. Gardner, Daniel J. Scott, Robert A. Pedowitz, Robert M. Sweet, Richard H. Feins, Ellen S. Deutsch, Ajit K. Sachdeva

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Abstract

Introduction Simulation-based training is playing an increasingly important role in surgery. However, there is insufficient discussion among the surgical specialties regarding how simulation may best be leveraged for training. There is much to be learned from one another as we all strive to meet new requirements within the context of Undergraduate Medical Education, Graduate Medical Education, and Continuing Medical Education. Method To address this need, a panel was convened at the 6th Annual Meeting of the Consortium of the American College of Surgeons-Accredited Education Institutes consisting of key leaders in the field of simulation from 4 surgical subspecialties, namely, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, urology, and otolaryngology. Conclusion An overview of how the 5 surgical specialties are using simulation-based training to meet a wide array of educational needs for all levels of learners is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number4147
Pages (from-to)1395-1402
Number of pages8
JournalSurgery (United States)
Volume158
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2015

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