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Proficiency-based virtual reality training significantly reduces the error rate for residents during their first 10 laparoscopic cholecystectomies.

Ahlberg G, Enochsson L, Gallagher AG, et al. Proficiency-based virtual reality training significantly reduces the error rate for residents during their first 10 laparoscopic cholecystectomies. Am J Surg. 2007;193(6):797-804.

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July 25, 2007
Ahlberg G, Enochsson L, Gallagher AG, et al. Am J Surg. 2007;193:797-804.

In this randomized trial, surgical residents who underwent simulation training were significantly less likely to commit technical errors during cholecystectomy than residents who received traditional training. A prior AHRQ WebM&M perspective discusses the growing role of simulation training in medical education.

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Ahlberg G, Enochsson L, Gallagher AG, et al. Proficiency-based virtual reality training significantly reduces the error rate for residents during their first 10 laparoscopic cholecystectomies. Am J Surg. 2007;193(6):797-804.