|Authors||Sullivan S, Ruis A, Pugh C|
|Journal||J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A Volume: 27 Issue: 5 Pages: 455-458|
|Publish Date||2017 May|
The medical profession continues to learn about the ways in which simulations can help to improve education and training. In addition, simulation is constantly evaluated regarding the many ways it can help to improve the abilities of surgeons throughout their course of training and practice. The goal of this study is to review the importance of reflection on clinical practice in situating surgeons as lifelong learners and explore the role that simulation can play in that process. As surgical trainees work to acquire basic necessary skills, simulations are often used to help new learners with such things as knowledge of procedural steps and development of psychomotor techniques. However, the following is an important question: can simulated procedures still play a role for more advanced learners to continue their professional development beyond the basics?