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‘Out-of-body’ Training Boosts Heart-surgery Residents’ Skills

Surgical residents learn their craft mostly in the operating room, watching and assisting mentors with patient procedures until their skills and poise suffice to fly solo. Such on-the-job training has been standard forever, but a study published today in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery indicates there might be a better way: simulation. “Conventional thinking is that the […]

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