Laparoscopic surgical skills are significantly improved by the use of portable laparoscopic simulator: results of a randomised controlled trial. World J Surg 2013; 37: 957–964.

Published: 10th January 2014

Authors: Johnston TJ, Tang B, Alijani A, Tait I, Steele RJ, Ker J et al. et al.


Twenty surgically naive medical students did the study: the active group did 14h training on the simulator. After three weeks they had better laparoscopic dissection and clipping skills, and were quicker at laparoscopic tasks than the controls.

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