Article Abstract

Is simulation the only keystone of surgical training?

Authors: Leonardo Teodonio, Claudio Andreetti, Alberto Emiliano Baccarini, Mohsen Ibrahim


Gaba defines simulation as a “technique, not a technology, to replace or amplify real experiences with guided experiences, often immersive in nature, that evoke or replicate substantial aspects of the real world in a fully interactive fashion” (1). Simulation is a burning issue in the field of surgery; its use is constantly growing up in wealthy countries where residents can improve their expertise without operating on humans (2).