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Broward Health has a long history of using simulation to train its next generation of surgeons. Medical students at Broward Health Medical Center have access to a medical skills simulation lab with a variety of simulators, including the VirtaMed ArthroS™ simulator for arthroscopic skills training. The addition of the LaparoS expands the resources available for skills development in a risk-free training environment.

In the spirit of advancing medical education, Broward Health Medical Center hosted a VirtaMedEd training day for residents in general surgery, orthopedics and gynecology. Using simulators supplied by Broward Health’s Simulation Center and VirtaMed, the training day provided residents with an opportunity to practice instrument usage and specific procedures in a risk-free training environment.

Joel Rush, DO, FAOAO said

"The VirtaMed product was, we felt, even though it was more money, was far and away a much more realistic product and a realistic simulator....Switching between the different modules, between the hip, the knee, the shoulder, and the ankle is one of the reasons we felt that the VirtaMed simulator was the right simulator for us. Because it's so easy to just swap them out."