An immersive “simulation week” enhances clinical performance of incoming surgical interns improved performance persists at 6 months follow-up

Source:  Surgery 157/3 pp. 432-43

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Date of publication:  March 2015

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  This study aimed to develop, pilot, and evaluate clinical performance after an immersive simulation course for incoming interns. Graduating students were recruited for a 1-week immersive simulation course. Controls received no simulation training. Primary outcome was clinical performance on Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE) of clinical procedures and surgical technical skills. The immersive simulation course objectively improved subjects’ clinical skills, technical skills, and confidence. Despite similar clinical experience as controls, the intervention group’s improved performance persisted at 6 months follow-up. This intervention could reduce errors and enhance patient safety.

Length of Publication:  12 pages

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