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Largest, Most Comprehensive Study of Simulated Surgery Shows Practice May Help Improve Patient Outcomes

CHICAGO (August 25, 2016) — Simulation training for surgery residents builds confidence and could have a life-saving impact on patients undergoing cardiac surgery, according to two studies published online today in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

“Simulation training should create better surgeons who are trained much more efficiently,” said Richard H. Feins, MD, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who led one of the studies. “This type of learning allows surgery residents to develop their knowledge, skills, and confidence, before going into the operating room, thus protecting patients from unnecessary risks.”

Mandy Cantrell