“A cross-sectional study on general surgery residents (postgraduate years 1-5) at Yale University School of Medicine and the University of Toronto via an online questionnaire was conducted. Overall, 67 residents completed the survey. Overall, 95.5% of the participants believed that simulation training improved their laparoscopic skills. Most respondents (92.5%) perceived that skills learned during simulation training were transferrable to the operating room. Overall, 56.7% of participants agreed that proficiency in a simulation curriculum should be mandatory before operating room experience.”

Shohan Shetty et al., “Perceptions, Training Experiences, and Preferences of Surgical Residents Toward Laparoscopic Simulation Training: A Resident Survey”, Journal of Surgical Education (in press)