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Simulation in Training

The importance of surgical simulation is now widely recognised for surgeons at all levels of experience and access to a broad range of low and high technology is increasing all the time. The benefits of surgical simulation to experienced surgeons also is well recognised, in particular for those returning from periods of absence or those wishing to learn or refine new surgical techniques.

The College now expects trainees to undertake simulation on a regular basis and an outline of the suggested curriculum for this to parallel the current surgical curriculum is available. It is recommended that trainees record all their simulator training, including whether this is supervised or performed alone.

It is not necessary to have access to high tech equipment such as the EyeSi simulator or a formal wet lab, though these facilities are increasingly available throughout the UK. Find out about your nearest EyeSi simulator.

More details of purchasing a variety of Simulation Information is also available.