Educación Médica Superior
version ISSN 0864-2141
ROQUE GONZALEZ, Rosalba et al. Simulation-based training for the formation of specialists in minimal access surgery. Educ Med Super [online]. 2011, vol.25, n.3, pp. 320-325. ISSN 0864-2141.
Simulator-based medical training is one of the most important teaching aids for the formation of surgeons in the field of minimally access techniques which require different levels of learning. They also allow surgeons to adapt themselves to the new technology and to get an appropriate surgical expertise, before the clinical implementation of this knowledge in patients. The aim of this paper was to present the work experience of the National Minimal Access Surgery Center in the graduate specialization in laparoscopic surgery, supported on simulator-based teaching programs. Fastest and effective learning, ethics and safety oriented to patients, its application to several educational dimensions requiring one medical professional along with the need of optimal management of resources currently makes the incorporation of these techniques into the educational projects indispensable as innovating element that assures success.
Keywords : Laparoscopic training; simulators; National Minimal Access Surgery Center.