Validating a self confidence scale for surgical trainees
Nevertheless, to date, it has never been formally validated as an adjunct in undergraduate medical education.
Our results indicate that MAS’s perform comparably to current gold-standard revision resources; however, they may confer significant advantages in terms of cost-effectiveness and practice flexibility. Medical simulators offer a potentially invaluable educational resource for medical trainees.Similarly, students were told not to specifically revise in advance of the study, and this was in order to ascertain a representative assessment of baseline day-to-day competence.Students were informed that they were ineligible to enter the study if they had previously attempted any of the clinical skills modules on the MAS.The app constructs a rendered 3-dimensional virtual reality environment, and then guides users through every stage of each procedure using touch-screen motion gestures.
In turn, this allows users to rehearse the steps of the procedure: a technique known as ‘cognitive task analysis’ [13, 14].To date, medical simulators have been used in a range of healthcare education settings .