Journal Article

Systematic video game training in surgical novices improves performance in virtual reality endoscopic surgical simulators: a prospective randomized study.

Schlickum MK; Hedman L; Enochsson L; Kjellin A; Felländer-Tsai L.

This randomized controlled trial found that medical students assigned to an intensive regimen of playing "shooter" video games demonstrated significantly superior endoscopic abilities than students who merely played a computer chess game. This study builds on a growing body of research on the importance of video games in surgical training.