New directions in simulation-based surgical education and training: Validation and transfer of surgical skills, use of nonsurgeons as faculty, use of simulation to screen and select surgery residents, and long-term follow-up of learners

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX.
Surgery (Impact Factor: 3.11). 02/2011; 149(6):735-44. DOI: 10.1016/j.surg.2010.11.010
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ABSTRACT The Consortium of American College of Surgeons-Accredited Education Institutes was created to explore new opportunities in simulation-based surgical education and training beyond the scope of individual accredited institutes. During the Third Annual Meeting of the Consortium of American College of Surgeons-Accredited Education Institutes Consortium, 4 work groups addressed the validation and transfer of surgical skills, the use of nonsurgeons as faculty, the use of simulation to screen and select surgery residents, and long-term follow-up of learners. The key elements from the deliberations and conclusions are summarized in this manuscript.

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