Accelerate skill acquisition and surgical readiness.

Providing a foundational medical education while building practical skills has become a challenge for medical institutions. Duty-hour restrictions, the rapid advancements in new technology and medical implants have all led to traditional learning methods falling behind on training the next generation of surgeons. A significant percentage of surgical residents report they do not feel ready to independently perform procedures upon completion of their training.1,2 Virtual reality training represents an accessible, cost-effective and deliberate practice methodology to help residents and practicing surgeons reach a competency threshold or achieve surgical mastery.

Partnerships

Precision OS currently has established partnerships with 10 medical institutions in North America, including the University of British Columbia, University of Toronto and SIGN International. The effectiveness of Precision OS VR training has been recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The company submitted and recently received approval for the use of its training for Continuing Medical Education (CME).

“AMAZING – a learning tool that will allow more efficient and safer training, which will certainly improve overall patient care around the globe.”

“This is going to change the game on how we educate residents.”

“The next generation of surgeons will have to learn advanced skills and decision-making with limited time for their training. Virtual reality offers an impactful way to create value by improving surgical skill and reducing errors.”

“Surgical skills training in a non-operating room environment will become increasingly critical for residents in Orthopaedic Surgery to obtain the skills they need. I believe that simulation through Virtual Reality will increasingly be a part of our educational programs.”

“Virtual reality has the potential to positively impact and advance the way surgery residents are trained by offering more frequent and in-depth operating room experiences.”

“This clearly is going to be an essential technological application to surgical practice and will be an incredibly powerful tool and will allows surgeons to learn techniques without putting the patient at risk.”

“VR training is the way of the future. It will enhance patient care by having a more skilled and well-prepared surgeon. The software and training unit of Precision OS is brilliantly put together and is a major advance for our residency and fellowship training program!”

“As an experienced Trauma surgeon, I have seen the learning curve for learners change for many years. This new technology can really help shorten this curve and make learning Trauma surgery quicker and safer for the patients.”

“Virtual Reality represents a technological advance that will be revolutionary in the training programs for surgical residents as well as in the pre-operative planning phase for surgeons at any level of skill or experience. The seemingly limitless potential that comes with this technology will empower residents and surgeons alike, and is sure to enhance the care we give to our patients.”

“Being able to practice a surgery as many times as I want and being able to see what I’m doing right and wrong immediately has led me to feel far more confident when I enter a real operating room. Free time is very limited as a resident, and having the ability to practice anywhere in an interactive, efficient, and fun way lets me learn and not feel overwhelmed.”

”This well structured, interactive process with responsive feedback throughout will bring value to learning procedures for surgeons of all levels and comfort with technology.”

“I believe Precision OS technology will significantly enhance the surgical education of residents and staff in the future.”

“The ‘realism’ of Virtual Reality has advanced tremendously in recent years. I think this technology holds significant potential in surgical simulation training for surgical residents, both now and in the future.”

“Through virtual reality training, orthopedic residents and surgeons in rural areas and in countries with limited resources can access updated surgical experiences for even the most complicated procedures, without the cost prohibitive need for travel abroad or for hands-on cadaver workshops.”

“In my practice, I could see this being a very useful tool in pre-op planning of complex fracture reconstructions and could be used to improve residents’ understanding of complex three-dimensional injuries.”

“The use of virtual reality allows young trainees and older experienced surgeons to train, to improve and to plan complex cases ahead in an immersive way which is close enough to the reality to have a real clinical value. This is only the beginning and there is absolutely no doubt that this is the future of surgical training.”

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1 Fonseca AL, Reddy V, Longo WE, Udelsman R, Gusberg RJ. Operative confidence of graduating surgery residents: a training challenge in a changing environment. Am J Surg. 2014 May;207(5):797-805.
2 George B, Bohnen J, Williams R, et al. Readiness of US General Surgery Residents for Independent Practice. Annals of Surgery. 266(4):582–594, OCTOBER 2017