Metric-Based Simulation Training

  • Anthony G. Gallagher
  • Gerald C. O’Sullivan
  • Gerald C. O’Sullivan
Part of the Improving Medical Outcome - Zero Tolerance book series (IMOZT)


Computer-based simulation has several advantages when compared with conventional methods for surgical training. One major advantage is that the same experience or sequence of events can be replicated repeatedly. This repetition allows the trainee to learn from mistakes in a safe environment. Another benefit which is probably of equal if not more omportance is the objective feedback a trainee can receive. Since everything a trainee “does” on a computer-based simulator is essentially data, all actions can be tracked.


Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Virtual Reality Operational Definition Trained Group Surgical Performance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anthony G. Gallagher
    • 1
  • Gerald C. O’Sullivan
    • 2
  • Gerald C. O’Sullivan
    • 3
  1. 1.School of MedicineUniversity College CorkCorkIreland
  2. 2.Mercy University HospitalCorkIreland
  3. 3.Cork Cancer Research CentreUniversity College CorkCorkIreland

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