Journal Article

Learning through simulated independent practice leads to better future performance in a simulated crisis than learning through simulated supervised practice.

Goldberg A; Silverman E; Samuelson S; Katz D; Lin HM; Levine A; DeMaria S.

Simulation training has been increasingly adopted as a valuable teaching tool, particularly for surgeons and anesthesiologists. This study found that allowing first-year anesthesia residents to independently fail at a scenario, causing simulated morbidity or mortality, resulted in better performance on a different, but similar, scenario 6 months later.