If you’re no good at computer games, don’t operate endoscopically!
Article first published online: 10 DEC 2003
Volume 11, Issue 6, pages 345–347, December 2002
How to Cite
Miskry, T., Magos, T. and Magos, A. (2002), If you’re no good at computer games, don’t operate endoscopically!. Gynaecological Endoscopy, 11: 345–347. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2508.2002.00544.x
- Issue published online: 10 DEC 2003
- Article first published online: 10 DEC 2003
- Accepted for publication 7 May 2003
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Objective To evaluate whether innate surgical endoscopic skill could be predicted by ability to play computer video games.
Design Prospective study.
Subjects 46 consecutive delegates attending an endoscopy workshop completed timed trials of laparoscopic and hysteroscopic skills stations and a commercial video game. These results were compared to identify any correlation.
Results There was a highly statistically significant correlation between skills tests and game time.
Conclusion This finding could be utilized to identify aptitude prior to or during surgical training.