There is increasing recognition for the role of simulator-based training as an adjunct to endovascular skills acquisition not only among the general surgery and vascular surgery trainees, but also in other medical specialities such as interventional radiology, cardiology, and neurosurgery.

Furthermore, the steep learning curve that is associated with endovascular skills acquisition is known to be improved by repeated practice on the simulator but multiple competing factors make the transition from ideal research setting to clinical reality difficult. This website strives to serve as a bridging tool for trainers who currently work with residents but do not necessarily have the time or experience to commit to two-intensive days of training on the simulator and for trainees who want to maximize their learning experience on the simulator.

Finally, this webpage hopes to serve as a resource for the Surgical Council on Resident Education's (SCORE) goal towards standardizing training and assessment in the field of endovascular surgical knowledge and skills.


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An introductory video for attending physicians with respect to key points to emphasize and encourage when using the simulator as an adjunct to teaching.

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International Conference on Residency Education

September 22 - 24, 2011
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Quebec City, Canada