Журнал хирургии

ISSN: [Jurnalul de chirurgie]
ISSN: 1584-9341

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Surgical Training of the Future: Virtual Reality and Simulation in Medical Education


Matthew Martinez*

The field of surgery demands a high level of precision, skill, and expertise from medical professionals. Traditionally, surgical training has involved a gradual progression from observation to hands-on practice in the operating room. However, advancements in technology have paved the way for transformative changes in surgical education. Virtual reality (VR) and simulation have emerged as cutting-edge tools that offer immersive and realistic training experiences for aspiring surgeons. This article explores the role of virtual reality and simulation in medical education, highlighting their potential to revolutionize surgical training and improve patient outcomes. Virtual reality is a computer-generated, interactive environment that can simulate real-world experiences. In surgical training, VR provides a unique opportunity for students and resident surgeons to practice various procedures in a safe and controlled environment. Using specialized VR headsets and haptic feedback devices, trainees can experience a sense of presence in a virtual operating room and engage in realistic surgical scenarios. VR allows trainees to perform surgical procedures on virtual patients with a level of realism that closely resembles real-life surgeries. The immersive experience replicates the sights, sounds, and sensations of the operating room, creating an environment that mirrors the complexities of actual surgical procedures. Trainees can practice making incisions, suturing, and using surgical instruments, refining their skills in a risk-free setting.

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