Journal Article

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

Ahlberg G; Enochsson L; Gallagher AG; Hedman L; Hogman C; McClusky DA 3rd; Ramel S; Smith CD; Arvidsson D.

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.