Many socioeconomical factors inŸuence the way in which surgical education is given to junior residents. Public consideration for patient safety has raised attention to the risks of residents practicing their skills on patients, and recent policies on workload limitations have increased the challenge of healthcare education by reducing the time available for teaching. To address these problems, new structures dedicated to postgraduate residency education which take advantage of technologies in surgical simulation* are appearing at a fast pace. New protocols are being developed to build the theoretical framework for the assessment of basic skills in surgery in which the role of surgical simulation can be addressed (Seymour et al., 2010).
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ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Computer Science
- General Engineering