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Developing a neurosurgical simulation-based educational curriculum: an overview.
Neurosurgery 2013; 73 Suppl 1:25-9N

Abstract

BACKGROUND

The science of medicine has undergone rapid advancement and expansion as a result of significant technological innovations, and this has affected the training of neurosurgical residents.

OBJECTIVE

To develop a simulation-based neurosurgical educational curriculum to improve resident education.

METHODS

The Congress of Neurological Surgeons established a Simulation Committee to explore the use of this technology in maximizing neurosurgical education. Simulators were incorporated into an educational curriculum with both a didactic and a technical component. The simulators and didactic portions were validated with objective pretests and posttests.

RESULTS

The Simulator Committee has continued to expand the use of simulators in neurosurgical education and has organized several practical courses. The simulator use continues to expand into vasculature, spinal, and cranial modules. Each module has independently shown improved training scores in both didactic and technical skills.

CONCLUSION

The Congress of Neurological Surgeons has successfully incorporated simulation into an educational curriculum with both didactic and technical components. This appears to be a powerful educational tool, and its uses are being further expanded.

Authors+Show Affiliations

*Department of Neurosurgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; ‡Department of Neurologic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota; §Department of Neurosurgery, Northwestern University Hospital, Chicago, Illinois; ¶Department of Neurosurgery, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24051879

Citation

Harrop, James, et al. "Developing a Neurosurgical Simulation-based Educational Curriculum: an Overview." Neurosurgery, vol. 73 Suppl 1, 2013, pp. 25-9.
Harrop J, Lobel DA, Bendok B, et al. Developing a neurosurgical simulation-based educational curriculum: an overview. Neurosurgery. 2013;73 Suppl 1:25-9.
Harrop, J., Lobel, D. A., Bendok, B., Sharan, A., & Rezai, A. R. (2013). Developing a neurosurgical simulation-based educational curriculum: an overview. Neurosurgery, 73 Suppl 1, pp. 25-9. doi:10.1227/NEU.0000000000000101.
Harrop J, et al. Developing a Neurosurgical Simulation-based Educational Curriculum: an Overview. Neurosurgery. 2013;73 Suppl 1:25-9. PubMed PMID: 24051879.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Developing a neurosurgical simulation-based educational curriculum: an overview. AU - Harrop,James, AU - Lobel,Darlene A, AU - Bendok,Bernard, AU - Sharan,Ashwini, AU - Rezai,Ali R, PY - 2013/9/21/entrez PY - 2013/9/27/pubmed PY - 2014/4/23/medline SP - 25 EP - 9 JF - Neurosurgery JO - Neurosurgery VL - 73 Suppl 1 N2 - BACKGROUND: The science of medicine has undergone rapid advancement and expansion as a result of significant technological innovations, and this has affected the training of neurosurgical residents. OBJECTIVE: To develop a simulation-based neurosurgical educational curriculum to improve resident education. METHODS: The Congress of Neurological Surgeons established a Simulation Committee to explore the use of this technology in maximizing neurosurgical education. Simulators were incorporated into an educational curriculum with both a didactic and a technical component. The simulators and didactic portions were validated with objective pretests and posttests. RESULTS: The Simulator Committee has continued to expand the use of simulators in neurosurgical education and has organized several practical courses. The simulator use continues to expand into vasculature, spinal, and cranial modules. Each module has independently shown improved training scores in both didactic and technical skills. CONCLUSION: The Congress of Neurological Surgeons has successfully incorporated simulation into an educational curriculum with both didactic and technical components. This appears to be a powerful educational tool, and its uses are being further expanded. SN - 1524-4040 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24051879/Developing_a_neurosurgical_simulation_based_educational_curriculum:_an_overview_ L2 - https://academic.oup.com/neurosurgery/article-lookup/doi/10.1227/NEU.0000000000000101 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -