The use of simulation in neurosurgical education and training A systematic review
Matthew A Kirkman, Maria Ahmed, Angelique F Albert, Mark H Wilson, Dipankar Nandi, Nick Sevdalis
Journal of Neurosurgery | AMER ASSOC NEUROLOGICAL SURGEONS | Published : 2014
OBJECT: There is increasing evidence that simulation provides high-quality, time-effective training in an era of resident duty-hour restrictions. Simulation may also permit trainees to acquire key skills in a safe environment, important in a specialty such as neurosurgery, where technical error can result in devastating consequences. The authors systematically reviewed the application of simulation within neurosurgical training and explored the state of the art in simulation within this specialty. To their knowledge this is the first systematic review published on this topic to date. METHODS: The authors searched the Ovid MEDLINE, Embase, and PsycINFO databases and identified 4101 articles; ..View full abstract
Awarded by National Institute for Health Research
M.A.K. is funded by a UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Academic Clinical Fellowship in Neurosurgery. M.A.K. and M.A. are Education Associates at the UK General Medical Council. M.A. and N.S. are affiliated with the Imperial Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality (www.cpssq.org), which is funded by the NIHR. For the remaining authors no relevant disclosures are declared.