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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. World J Surg. 2009;33:2360-2367.
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.