The validity of surgical simulation

The validity of surgical simulation

Can J Surg 2014;57(4)226-27 | PDF

Riaz A. Agha, MBBS, MSc*; Alexander J. Fowler†

From the *Department of Plastic Surgery, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Stoke Mandeville, Ayelsbury, Bucks, UK, and †Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London, UK


Simulation is playing an increasingly important role in training surgeons. As hours between registrar and consultant grades have decreased, trainees are required to train smarter. While the majority of simulation is limited, advances in computing and design are enabling ever more realistic, varied simulation.

Accepted for publication Dec. 4, 2013

Competing interests: None declared.

DOI: 10.1503/cjs.032013

Correspondence to: A.J. Fowler, London School of Medicine & Dentistry Garrodd Building, Turner Street, Whitechapel, London, UK, E1 2AD;