Virtual Patient

Subject: Training alternatives for surgical skills
Partner: Skills lab of the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam
Project Leader: Prof. dr. ir. Richard Goossens


The goal of this project is to enhance teaching and learning in the first phase of surgical residency. In this phase, residents learn complex skills in complex environments. Currently little training opportunities are available outside the operating room, and those opportunities that are offered (e.g. on human cadavers or live pigs) are being used suboptimally.


In cooperation with the department of Medical Psychology and Psychotherapy research will be done on the learning process for novice surgeons. In cooperation with the department Medisign of the faculty of Industrial Design of the TU Delft training tools will be developed.