The Use of Technical Simulation Training in Surgical Education in the United Kingdom
Emma Snashall1, Orod Osanlou2, Sandip Hindocha1, *
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2016
Issue: Suppl-3, M4
First Page: 305
Last Page: 311
Publisher Id: MEDJ-3-305
Article History:Received Date: 12/07/2015
Revision Received Date: 17/09/2016
Acceptance Date: 17/09/2016
Electronic publication date: 27/12/2016
Collection year: 2016
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Simulation training, where a scenario or setting is replicated, is now firmly associated with surgical training. Involving both technical and non-technical competencies, it provides a valuable tool in training new skills to both new and current surgeons.
As patient safety becomes more of a focus, alongside advances in technology and surgical techniques, there is a continued concern regarding operative exposure for futures surgeons. This void in which simulated training fits, a claim supported by an expanding literature base.
The recent integration of simulation into training curricula aims to promote consistency in access to simulation facilities across deaneries and invite the experience of dedicated instructors to optimise educational use.