Simulation in Urological Training & Education


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A new study has shown that simulation-based training improves surgical performance, clinical outcomes and patient safety, offering the surgical profession a clearly improved alternative option to training on real patients or cadavers.

The Simulation in Urological Training and Education (SIMULATE) trial is the first international multi-institutional randomized controlled trial (RCT) to investigate whether junior urology surgeons achieve surgical proficiency sooner with additional simulation training, and whether there are improved patient outcomes.

The trial was supported by King’s Health Partners Academic Surgery programme, funded by The Urology Foundation and led by King’s College London in collaboration with internationally renowned universities, researchers and a number of NHS.