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Neumología y cirugía de tórax

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VAZQUEZ-MINERO, Juan Carlos et al. Usefulness of simulation of virtual reality in the residence of Chest surgery in Mexico. Neumol. cir. torax [online]. 2018, vol.77, n.1, pp.10-13. ISSN 0028-3746.


The use of simulation as part of teaching has proven to be useful in the transmission and assimilation of knowledge, skills and attitudes. For many specialties its use is just beginning, this is the case of thorax surgery. This is the first experience of the use of a virtual reality simulator of bronchoscopy with residents of the specialty independent of the year of training.

Material and methods:

A study was conducted from April 1 to November 30 that included the 11 residents of cardiothoracic surgery. A virtual reality simulator was used once a week for a total of 30 weeks with an EndoVRTMGI Bronchoscopy Simulator CAE Healthcare team, at the end of a survey was applied.


In the end, there was an improvement in their practice and in safety, having previously used a simulator.


The use of simulation is an invaluable tool in the teaching process.

Keywords : Simulation; bronchoscopy; thoracic surgery.

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