Simulators and Virtual Reality in Surgical Education

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Abstract

This article explores the pros and cons of virtual reality simulators, their abilities to train and assess surgical skills, and their potential future applications. Computer-based virtual reality simulators and more conventional box trainers are compared and contrasted. The virtual reality simulator provides objective assessment of surgical skills and immediate feedback further to enhance training. With this ability to provide standardized, unbiased assessment of surgical skills, the virtual reality trainer has the potential to be a tool for selecting, instructing, certifying, and recertifying gynecologists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-296
Number of pages14
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Simulators and Virtual Reality in Surgical Education'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this