About this Research Topic
The need to provide adequate and effective training for medical fellows and surgeons is critical. However, time is the main limiting factor for surgical trainees to gain enough practice to master the necessary skills. Over the past decade, the innovations in training and simulation technology have posed a potential solution to provide a safe and cost-effective training environment for trainees to master fundamental skills, such as coordination, precision, fine motor skills, and problem solving. However, one of main challenges of simulation is providing life-like training environments to develop skills readiness, skill maintenance and skill retention. It is essential to study human learning and ergonomics to assess the use of simulation on medical education and training.
The goal of this Research Topic is to exhibit advances in medical simulation and curriculum and their role in the education of the next generation of surgeons. Some of the potential questions to be answered include:
• Is simulation the best alternative for medical education? What are the disadvantages to utilizing simulation?
• Can simulation technology reduce the time to train and improve surgical motor skills learning?
• Can simulation be used to assess surgical competence or readiness?
• What are effective ways to use simulation to accelerate human learning and positively impact medical education?
• How much traditional medical curriculum can be substituted by simulation?
• What is the best way to evaluate simulation on medical education in MIS? Is ergonomic analysis the best approach?
• How can simulation improve surgical training and decision making in surgical oncology?
Manuscripts on, but not limited to, the following topics will be considered for publication:
• Medical Education
• Surgical Training
• Gender Equity
Manuscript types: Systematic review, comprehensive review, clinical trial, original research, brief research report, tech report, CIP.
Keywords: Training, Simulation, Technology, Assessment, Medical Education
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