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Original Article

Effectiveness of Simulation Training for Minimal Access Surgery (MAS) in PG Students

Rekha Khyalappa, Vaibhav Vimalnath Mudhale, Suraj Dige, Shubham Gupta

Keywords : Clinical skills, Diagnostic laparoscopy, Laparoscopic, Medical education, Medical simulation, Surgery, Surgical Procedure, Simulators

Citation Information : Khyalappa R, Mudhale VV, Dige S, Gupta S. Effectiveness of Simulation Training for Minimal Access Surgery (MAS) in PG Students. World J Lap Surg 2024; 17 (1):1-4.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10033-1585

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 14-02-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


The use of simulation-based medical education and learning is one of the most crucial phases in curriculum development. A synthetic depiction of a real-world procedure used to accomplish educational objectives through hands-on learning is referred to as simulation. Any educational activity that uses simulation aids to mimic clinical circumstances is referred to as simulation-based medical education. Instead of studying like an apprentice, medical simulation enables the purposeful practice of clinical skills acquisition. Real patients can be substituted using simulation technologies. A trainee does not have to worry about hurting the patient in order to make errors and grow from them. Simulators come in a variety of forms and classifications, and their prices vary based on how closely they mimic reality, or “fidelity”. The cost of simulation-based learning is high. But when used correctly, it's economical. It has been discovered that medical simulation improves clinical competency for both undergraduate and graduate students. It has also been discovered to have several benefits, including raising medical providers’ competency levels, which can lower medical expenses and increase patient safety. This narrative review article's goal is to emphasize the value of simulation as a cutting-edge teaching strategy for graduate and undergraduate students.

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