Education: Surgical Simulation in Acute Care Surgery

  • Lenworth M. Jacobs
  • Karyl J. Burns


As a member of the Residency Review Committee, you are asked to consider mandating the incorporation of simulation training into the educational curriculum for all surgical programs, particularly acute care surgery training. Which of the following should likely guide your decision?
  1. (A)

    The transference effect of simulation training is well established in surgery

  2. (B)

    The high-tech simulators have been validated

  3. (C)

    Low-tech simulation training should be required for all programs

  4. (D)

    The utilization of simulation centers by residents is high

  5. (E)

    Mandatory scheduled simulation training on site does not count when calculating the 80-hour duty limitation for resident trainees



Virtual Reality Simulation Training Surgical Simulation Educational Objective Advance Trauma Life Support 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lenworth M. Jacobs
    • 1
  • Karyl J. Burns
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of TraumatologyHartford Hospital/University of ConnecticutHartfordUSA

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