Busy VirtaMed simulators at surgical summit in Nancy, FranceMarch 28, 2014
Colorful rooms, comfortable furniture, beautiful paintings, a feeling like coming home or visiting friends. This is the atmosphere that Dr. Nguyen Tran has created in the surgery school at the University of Lorraine in Nancy, France.
Latest surgical training equipment awaits behind every door. About 20 rooms are either fully equipped operating rooms for animal training, or contain state-of-the-art virtual reality trainers. "We conduct many surgical training courses during the year. One simulator only for each discipline would simply not be sufficient." explains Dr. Tran.
The surgery school conducts courses for various surgical fields and specialties. Last Thursday, March 20th, residents trained their arthroscopic skills on one VirtaMed ArthroS™ with knee module and another ArthroS™ with shoulder module. Every participant had some dedicated time for training, then did a test on the arthroscopy simulator: who is the fastest surgeon to remove all stars hidden inside the glenohumeral space in the shoulder?
The skills level of the 5th year residents was awesome. Below are some impressions of the busy VirtaMed simulators and the highly motivated learners.