Alice in simulation-land: Surgical simulation in medical education

Vanessa Bazan, Michael D. Jax, Joseph B. Zwischenberger

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Surgical education has been compressed by integrated residency programs and restrictions on the number of hours surgical residents are allowed to work. Instilling basic technical skills as early as the first year of medical school can help maximize preparedness for surgical rotation and residency. This overview includes a detailed description of low, medium, and high-fidelity simulation-based training techniques and recommends introduction of surgical simulation early in the medical school curriculum. A personal vignette highlights this recommendation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on the Efficacy of Training Programs and Systems in Medical Education
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781799814696
StatePublished - Dec 27 2019

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (all)
  • Social Sciences (all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting (all)


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